Greater Oklahoma City is in the geographic center of North America equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. The ten county region is at the crossroads of the U.S., sitting at the heart of three major national highways on the NAFTA corridor.
There's a reason Greater Oklahoma City is such a great place for business: Location. The ten county region is positioned within a day's drive of the rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA) projected to grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.
Among the top 52 cities in the country, Oklahoma City residents deal with the third-shortest commutes to and from work, according to the Census Bureau's most recent American Community Survey. OKC's drivers spend an average of 21.35 minutes behind the wheel while on their way to work, with only Rochester (20.37 minutes) and Buffalo -Niagara Falls (20.78 minutes) coming in ahead. Of cities of similar size, OKC easily beat out its peers, including Salt Lake City, Nashville, and Milwaukee. Shorter drive times indeed mean it's easier to get down to business in Oklahoma City.
(April 23, 2010)
Express Employment Professionals was recently named one of AARP's Best Employers for Workers Over 50 for the second year in a row, according to Robert A. Funk, founder and CEO of Express.
"We are proud to be recognized again by AARP for our company's continuous efforts in making sure everyone, no matter their age, finds employment," Funk said. "At Express, our mission is to find great jobs for great people - of all ages. We're thrilled to be a part of the top employers for this age group."
The AARP's Best Companies Program was launched in 2001 to recognize that by 2014, almost a third of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of employees 50 and up. The program recognizes organizations that are leading the way, addressing issues of the aging workforce through cutting-edge best practices and policies.
Applicants for AARP's best employers list are judged on: