This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Workers' Comp. Tops Oklahoma Small-business Agenda

Morgan said there are some employers in the state with unfilled jobs who cannot find skilled workers to fill them.

"It's a growing problem. It's a pressing problem," Morgan said. "What are our workforce needs in the next 20 years, and how are we going to meet those needs?"

Chuck Prucha, president of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, said having a skilled workforce is critical to today's high-tech advanced manufacturing techniques.

"There are over 4,000 manufacturers in the state of Oklahoma," Prucha said. "The importance of manufacturing in Oklahoma is substantial."

Business leaders will also push economic development legislation to make Oklahoma more competitive and proposals to reign in fraud while lowering costs and increasing benefits in the unemployment compensation system, Lamb said.

"As elected officials, we have the responsibility to remove any impediments to growth that stand in the way of a prosperous Oklahoma," Lamb said.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
2 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
FB $98.47 -5.40%
TSLA $149.19 -8.20%
YHOO $26.84 -4.00%
GOOG $669.71 -2.00%
AAPL $94.19 0.18%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 15,906.11 -298.86 -1.84%
S&P 500 1,833.23 -46.82 -2.49%
NASDAQ 4,222.5850 -140.5590 -3.22%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs