Hiring event to be held Thursday in El Reno to help those affected by Halliburton layoffs – KOCO Oklahoma City

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A hiring event will be held Thursday in El Reno to help those affected by the recent layoffs at Halliburton, according to officials with the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development.The Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and other partner agencies are teaming up to help those affected by recent layoffs at Halliburton in El Reno.An event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Canadian Valley Technology Center campus located at 6506 E. Route 66 in El Reno.The event will include help for affected workers as well as several companies looking to hire recently affected workers, officials said.Sessions related to Rapid Response will be held at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Employers will be set up to speak with workers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rapid Response activities are designed to respond quickly to employer, employee and community needs when a layoff and/or plant closure appears imminent, according to officials. The objective of Rapid Response is to help workers transition from notification of layoff to reemployment as quickly as possible. “This event is an opportunity for us to help El Reno and Canadian County,” said Steve Crank, Area Manager with OESC. “We want to offer those affected by this layoff the ability to find new employment as well as connect them with Oklahoma companies looking to immediately hire.”“We are inviting anyone affected by this layoff to attend this event, said Don Morris, Executive Director Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development. “This is an opportunity for these folks to get the assistance they deserve in what is a difficult time. Oklahoma is open for business and we stand ready and able to help those impacted.”OESC also has a Dislocated Worker Grant for workers in various industries including oil and gas. That grant, depending on a person’s eligibility, can help pay for specific training, on-the-job training, supportive services and career assistance. OESC will have representatives who can speak about the grant in more detail at Thursday’s event, or those affected may contact OESC directly at EconomicTransitionDWG@oesc.state.ok.us or 405-557-5371.

A hiring event will be held Thursday in El Reno to help those affected by the recent layoffs at Halliburton, according to officials with the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development.

The Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and other partner agencies are teaming up to help those affected by recent layoffs at Halliburton in El Reno.

An event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Canadian Valley Technology Center campus located at 6506 E. Route 66 in El Reno.

The event will include help for affected workers as well as several companies looking to hire recently affected workers, officials said.

Sessions related to Rapid Response will be held at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Employers will be set up to speak with workers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rapid Response activities are designed to respond quickly to employer, employee and community needs when a layoff and/or plant closure appears imminent, according to officials. The objective of Rapid Response is to help workers transition from notification of layoff to reemployment as quickly as possible.

“This event is an opportunity for us to help El Reno and Canadian County,” said Steve Crank, Area Manager with OESC. “We want to offer those affected by this layoff the ability to find new employment as well as connect them with Oklahoma companies looking to immediately hire.”

“We are inviting anyone affected by this layoff to attend this event, said Don Morris, Executive Director Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development. “This is an opportunity for these folks to get the assistance they deserve in what is a difficult time. Oklahoma is open for business and we stand ready and able to help those impacted.”

OESC also has a Dislocated Worker Grant for workers in various industries including oil and gas. That grant, depending on a person’s eligibility, can help pay for specific training, on-the-job training, supportive services and career assistance.

OESC will have representatives who can speak about the grant in more detail at Thursday’s event, or those affected may contact OESC directly at EconomicTransitionDWG@oesc.state.ok.us or 405-557-5371.

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