The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation (BAEDC) launched a new career center on December 1, 2020. The Work In BA Career & Workforce Center is a physical and virtual space for connecting businesses and talent in Broken Arrow. The physical space, located at the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, will provide local workforce intake, assessment and career counseling, and referrals. The center will be able to support the citizens of Broken Arrow and displaced workers that are searching for jobs as our economy recovers during this unprecedented time. As the economy recovers, it is imperative to implement proactive efforts to address workforce issues for the benefit of the community. The center is a creative approach to helping both the citizens and businesses.
The Work In BA Career & Workforce Center will create a shared workspace used to host various education and workforce related organizations connecting citizens to careers. Each partner organization will provide quality job placement services to connect participants with career opportunities and advancement. To serve as a one-stop-shop, the physical space will be equipped with a lab space where job seekers may access supervised computer and video equipment to assist with:
• Job Search
• Remote Career Counseling
• Soft Skill Training
• Browse Open Positions
• Career Assessment
• Referral for Training and Upskilling
“This was an opportunity for our city to join forces with Tulsa County to address the workforce needs of our businesses and also help our citizens find the employment they need to sustain their families.” said City Manager, Michael Spurgeon.
“We are thrilled to put these dollars to work for Tulsa County businesses,” said Tulsa County Commissioner Stan Sallee. “The economic health of Tulsa County is vital for recovery and putting people to work in quality jobs is imperative.”
The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation connects businesses and organizations with guides and resources for success. The BAEDC partners with local organizations and businesses producing new jobs, capital investments that have expanded and improved the community. BAEDC is funded by the City of Broken Arrow as well as private investors. The Work In BA Career & Workforce Center was funded by the City of Broken Arrow and Tulsa County CARES.
“We look forward to providing our employers with the talent they need to address this changing economy,” Jennifer Conway, Chamber and EDC President and CEO. “Standing up and supporting businesses has been the priority of our Chamber, EDC, and our city leadership and we are proud to take this next step with the support and dedication of the City of Broken Arrow and Tulsa County.”