COVID-19 & the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission’s Town Hall

By April 9, 2020May 1st, 2020COVID-19

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) received more than 135,000 initial claims for unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19. Therefore, the OESC will conduct a virtual town hall for the public. This town hall will provide information about the claims process and help answer frequently asked questions.

The town hall will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 10, 2020. The OESC created an Eventbrite page for anyone who would want to register and attend the town hall. The Eventbrite page can be found at: Registration is free and only a name and email address will be needed to register. Anyone who would like to participate in the virtual town hall may do so here: The OESC will call approximately 30,000 claimants and invite them to connect as well.

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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