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Export Jobs Pay Higher Wages

Oklahoma companies that export goods often pay higher wages, which is good for the workforce.
Export Jobs Pay Higher Wages

Export Jobs Pay Higher Wages

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Oklahoma Department of Commerce

State Chamber of Oklahoma

Tulsa Port of Catoosa

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Show 1438: Export Jobs Pay Higher Wages
Air Date: September 21, 2014

 

Transcript

Rob McClendon: Well, exporting is not only good for Oklahoma industry but Oklahoma workers. On average companies that export pay higher wages than state averages. Bob Portis heads Oklahoma’s Port of Catoosa and says they are in constant need of a skilled workforce.

Bob Portis: This is primarily what I’ll call blue collar country. A lot of fabricators, a lot of machinists, a lot of welders, hence the reason I call it blue collar kind of work. The beautiful thing about that kind of skills and those kind of workers is they’re value-added. It’s a value-added industry that’s so important for our state.