Long-term unemployed are still strong hires, study shows
People who have been out of work for an extended period, once hired, tend to be just as productive on the job as those with more typical work histories, according to an analysis of almost 20,000 employees.
Mercy Health System selected to manage OSU Medical Center in Tulsa
The Oklahoma State University Medical Authority in Tulsa announced at its meeting this week the selection of Mercy Health System as the medical organization to manage the 249-bed Oklahoma State University Medical Center hospital in downtown Tulsa.
The OSU Medical Center is the nation’s largest osteopathic teaching hospital working directly with the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine to train about 150 primary care physicians annually. In addition, the hospital provides healthcare to the medically underserved population across northeast Oklahoma and provides nearly 1,000 jobs to the region. In the past year, the hospital served more than 45,000 individuals in the emergency room and 25,000 patient visits.
REI Women’s Business Center plans Dallas Market Center bus trip
REI Women’s Business Center has scheduled a two-day bus trip to the Dallas Market Center for women small business owners and entrepreneurs. You must qualify for Tax ID and be eligible to purchase wholesale. Buses will depart from Oklahoma City and Tulsa at 7 a.m. May 5.
Chamber presents Engel at Business Development Workshop
Lori Engel, president and owner of Ultimate HR — Ultimate Challenge, will discuss Tuesday interview techniques to help guide employers in the right direction during the interviewing process.
The Business Development Workshop will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, 825 E. Second St. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Lunch is included in the cost.
Crandall to speak at marketing association meeting
Mike Crandall, an Edmond resident and Oklahoma City franchise owner of Sandler Training, will present “The Psychology Behind the Sale” at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at the American Marketing Association monthly meeting in Oklahoma City.
The AMA meets at the Will Rogers Theater, 4322 N. Western Ave. Cost to attend is $25 for AMA members and $35 for non-members.
To register, http://tinyurl.com/kzzd4zy.
New INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation clinic on Memorial
INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation celebrates its newest outpatient rehabilitation clinic at INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma.
“We are very excited to have this facility open. It is one of six facilities around the Oklahoma City metro,” said Scott Anthony, administrative director, Jim Thorpe Outpatient and Community Rehabilitation.
This full-service outpatient clinic is located in Oklahoma City at 5915 W. Memorial Road, Suite 210.
OKC Mayor Cornett to speak at UCO
The University of Central Oklahoma will host Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett at 11 a.m. April 10 in the Nigh University Center’s Constitution Hall on Central’s campus.
Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by the university’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center, the American Democracy Project, the UCO Wellness Center and Leadership Central.
Cornett, who has served as Oklahoma City’s mayor since 2004, will discuss social responsibility, civic engagement and his health and wellness initiative in Oklahoma City.
Grau looks to improve budget process
State Rep. Randy Grau often asks groups how many of them think there could be a better budget process at the state Capitol.
“Every hand goes up,” Grau said.
Grau has authored legislation to create a state question for voters, requiring the state legislature to meet in alternating sessions. However, the bill is likely to die in the state Senate this week, state Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond.
Extension recreating demonstration train whistle stop for centennial celebration
These days the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) uses a blend of 21st century technology to help fulfill its mission of helping Oklahomans live the best lives possible. In addition to a strong social media presence, Extension’s two weekly television shows — SUNUP (agriculture) and Oklahoma Gardening — boast more than 2.5 million views on YouTube.
But, in Extension’s earliest days, agents crisscrossed the state on demonstration trains, sharing the latest trends and know-how for farm and family.
Water main break fixed in hours
Crews work Thursday morning in the area of a water main break near the northeast corner of Broadway and 33rd Street. The main break happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday and was fully repaired around 10 p.m., said Casey Moore, city spokesman.
Contractors are working in the area to move utilities in preparation for a future road project. The contractor who was working stated that material caved into the work area and ruptured the 12-inch main, Moore said.
The permanent repair was completed and paid for by the contractor. The city does not have an estimate on how many people were affected by the break, but did some rerouting to minimize the outage, Moore said.
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