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Burn ban

State Sen. David Holt (R-30) opened the legislative session by introducing Senate Bill 327, which looks to give business owners a break when it comes to a segment of their workforce that may be dragging down the bottom line with regard to health care costs. He was surprised that smokers in Oklahoma enjoy a special

Comp cases

That’s the point key business leaders and some Oklahoma legislators are making in hopes of passing a reform measure that would end abuses in the current workers’ comp court and replace it with an administrative system that is not so “contentious” and “cumbersome,” says Becky Robinson, assistant vice president for Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby and chairwoman

Greater OKC: Strongest Economy

A ranking of 102 cities with the strongest economies by The Business Journals found the American economy is strongest in the heartland, led by Oklahoma City. The findings were based on factors such as workers’ earnings, which, for Oklahoma City, were reported as growing faster than any other market during the previous year. With an

Now hiring

“Last year was very busy for seasonal hiring,” says Jackie Morgan, recruiter for PeopleSource. “This year is a little bit less, but it’s steady. We see a need for a lot of general labor and warehouse work. Another client is needing electrical assistance. It’s not just all retail.” WHERE THE JOBS ARE The Express Employment

British oil and gas manufacturer opens in OKC

The Oklahoma City plant is described as self-sufficient in all aspects of centralizer manufacturing. It has its own heat treatment unit and laser cutting equipment, and an onsite quality assurance and test laboratory. The testing capacities will ensure each Centek centralizer meets or exceeds API standards. Centek President John Carnuccio said within a 200-mile radius

Pump it up

Campuses around the state will offer a dedicated curriculum on ground-source heat pump training. Jim Bullington, CareerTech assistant state program administrator for trade and industrial education, says that heat-pump training workshops have been held for contractors in the state for about 23 years, but no dedicated programs were in place for students at the technology

Edmond exceeds 2010 in commercial and residential permits in 2011

At the 15th annual Edmond Economic Preview Jan. 31 on the University of Central Oklahoma campus, Edmond officials touted data from last year that showed the city added 206 net jobs, and saw a jump in new commercial building permits and new residential permits. As in years past, Deidre Myers, with the state Department of