Labor Data & Workforce Development

Labor Data & Workforce Development

Unemployment Rate

Labor Data

Payne County and surrounding area labor force chart

Workforce Development

  • Center for Executive & Professional Development (OSU Spears School of Business)
    For more than 60 years the Center for Executive and Professional Development has served a vital role in the economic growth of Oklahoma by providing more than 200 executive and professional development programs to more than 14,500 individuals each year.  Programs include public professional development seminars; annual conferences on a wide variety of topics; custom designed programs; retreat and conference planning; and much more.

  • Meridian Technology Center offers customized  training services for local employers. The center provides high quality and innovative employee training, professional development, continuing education and skill development. Through collaboration and expertise, Meridian can design programs that will meet a company’s specific needs. Areas of expertise include computer training, health care training, industrial training, and leadership and staff development. 

  • Oklahoma Works facilitates quality employment for workers and the availability of highly skilled talent for business and industry. Oklahoma Works' strategic priorities are coordinated by the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development.

  • Workforce Incentive Program (Stillwater Chamber of Commerce)
    The Workforce Incentive Program is designed to attract primary employment opportunities to the area by offering cash incentive payments to qualifying companies on a performance basis.

Recruiting Talent

Approximately 22,000 students with diverse backgrounds, attend OSU-Stillwater each year. They seek degrees in a wide range of fields including business, education, engineering, veterinarian medicine, agriculture and natural sciences, aviation and the arts. 

OSU Career Services offers a variety of recruiting tools to connect your business to students. This full-service center offers annual career fairs, facilitates on-campus booths for businesses, and sets up on-campus interviews. is an online connecting point for employers and OSU job seekers. It offers free postings for part-time, full-time and internships job .