Tapstone Energy seeks job incentives

The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust is being asked to approve job incentives totaling $1.45 million to Tapstone Energy as it seeks to establish a new headquarters in Bricktown creating 150 new jobs over the next five years. Read More

Cities banned from setting own minimum wage levels

Oklahoma's cities and counties are banned from setting their own minimum wage standards under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin. Read More

Unemployment slips slightly in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City's unemployment rate ticked down slightly from 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent in February, according to preliminary numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Corporate Diversity Survey Shows Slow, Steady Progress

A D&I expert sifts through the results of a recent corporate inclusion survey to make sense of the findings and offer some best practice tips for associations. Read More

Three companies qualify for $9M in jobs program

Three companies have qualified to reap up to $9 million in job creation incentives to create up to 215 new jobs over the next decade through the Oklahoma Quality Jobs program. Read More

State's jobless rate declines

Oklahoma's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in February — the state's lowest unemployment rate in more than five years, according to data released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Read More

Special collection set for computers, tires ammunition and medications

Oklahoma City will host a special collection for unwanted computers, tires, ammunition and prescription drugs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the State Fairgrounds Read More

Why It’s Important to Invest in Talent Acquisition

While many nonprofits are planning to hire new staff in 2014, the sector is largely lacking when it comes to implementing formal recruitment strategies, according to a new study. Find out why greater investment in talent management could help nonprofits better achieve their missions. Read More

For 2014, IRS Issues 401(k) and Pension Plan Limits

The Internal Revenue Service announced on Oct. 31, 2013, cost-of-living adjustments for tax year 2014, that apply to dollar limits for 401(k) and other defined contribution retirement plans and for defined benefit pension plans. Some plan limits will remain unchanged because the increase in the Consumer Price Index did not meet the statutory thresholds for their adjustment, while other limits will rise in 2014. Read More

As Rules Change, Remind FSA Users to Mind Their Balances

As the end of the year approaches, HR should remind employees with flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to determine whether they need to spend some or all of their unused funds before the end of the year (or extra grace period) to avoid forfeiting them. Read More