TULSA, Okla. — Unemployment is rising, and Oklahoman's are struggling to keep up with bills after being laid off.
Many who still have a job are working from home, but for those furloughed and let go because of the coronavirus, what are they to do?
2 Works for You was told their are thousands of available jobs across Oklahoma right now.
The Executive Director for Oklahoma Works Don Morris, a partner to the American Job Center Network says his company invests millions of dollars into programs that help people find jobs, should they need them.
Including job fairs, layoff resources, education, training and more.
Morris tells 2 Works for You, during the pandemic, resources have grown, and he's hoping more people will take advantage of them.
“Like most people, staff are all working from home, so we are operating those centers, not physically, but still by phone," Morris said. "We are sending folks for assistance, to our webpage, which is oklahomaworks.gov and there they can connect to that local job center.”
Morris tells me his biggest hope, when this is all over, is that many people can go back to the jobs they had before.
If not, he says they are prepared to help people use the skills they have to find employment that may be better than what they had before.
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