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How COVID Changed Oklahoma’s Workforce

As Oklahoma workers enter a post-COVID world, it’s clear COVID left its mark on the workplace. A third of all U.S. businesses and 27% of Oklahoma businesses have increased telework options for employees, including 8% of Oklahoma businesses transitioning to full-telework schedules for employees, since the pandemic began.

In addition, Oklahoma employers also have increased flexibility for employees, with more than 20% of Oklahoma businesses starting flex or staggered work hours. Oklahoma now matches the national percentage for companies offering paid leave for any kind of dependent care needs. And the state has seen a double-digit percentage increase in the of the number of businesses increasing base wages.

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