Event Discusses Workforce Health, Jobs in Broken Arrow

Officials in Broken Arrow are gathering Thursday morning to discuss the current health of the city's workforce.

It kicked off at 10 a.m. over at the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. City leaders will be joined by various key employers during the press conference.

There are more than 250 jobs ready to hire immediately in Broken Arrow. At least 30 of those jobs are at NOV Enerflow.

"We are looking for literally everybody. I have jobs from entry level where, you know what, I look for good people and will teach them the skills they need to know all the way up to management staff," said Operations Manager Richard Havir.

"Economic health in Broken Arrow is a primary goal of both the BA Chamber and the BA Economic Development Corporation," BA EDC senior vice president Kinnee Tilly said. "Attracting a quality workforce is an issue most major employers are facing today and we want to do anything in our power to address that issue."

Some of the employers attending the meeting include the Broken Arrow Public Schools, St. John Broken Arrow and Madison Strategies Group. Officials also hope to address any training opportunities needed in Broken Arrow during the event.

Broken Arrow Public Schools has 50 job openings. 29 of those are for teachers.

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