Business Services Program

Ready to Serve Your Business

Call us at 1-833-OKDRS4U
( 1-833-653-7748 )



Employers, business owners and supervisors, DRS Business Services Program can be a resource for your business:

  • We send you qualified candidates for employment
  • We can share startup costs
  • Our candidates are loyal employees, offering lower turnover
  • Tax credits may be available

The Business Services Program partners with employers to support their business needs and help them find employees they can count on.

Career Opportunity Expo 2020

Vendor registration.

Participant registration.

February 11, 2020

Shepherd Center, 2401 NW 23rd ST, OKC

Agenda Overview

  • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Vendors setup - Business Services Staff & Volunteers
  • 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Doors Open for Career Opportunity Expo
  • 12:00 PM- 1:00PM- Lunch with live music from OK School for the Blind Jazz Band

Business Services Program

Employer Appreciation Awards with Secretary of Commerce Sean Kouplen

Hourly Door Prizes: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Available to job seekers

  • Mock interviews - Matt Barnes (Ditch Witch Manufacturing Team) and Derek Ward, Dell
  • Resume writing - Gregg Morgan, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Amanda Burnside, ODMHSAS Employment; Cynthia Williamson, OKDRS Human Resources; Galt Foundation HR associates

Training for high school transition students grades 11-12 Provided by OKDRS Transition Services

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Morning Sessions
  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Consumer Soft Skills- Galt Foundation, Kelli Bates- Room 1
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Employer Expectations Panel Discussion Q & A – Room 2 - Scott Mullins, Merrill Lynch; Sharon Harrison, Manufacturing Alliance; Todd Pfeifer, Ebsco Springs and Gregg Morgan, FAA
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Consumer Self- Advocacy – Jonathan Cook, OKDRS – Room 2
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Prepare for Job Search Tips – Armond Silas & Linda Fox – Room 3
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Self-Employment Presentation: Agi Lutz - Room 3
Afternoon Sessions
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Consumer Soft Skills - Galt Foundation, Kelli Bates–Room 1
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Employer Expectations Panel Discussion Q & A – – Room 2 - Scott Mullins, Merrill Lynch; Sharon Harrison, Manufacturing Alliance; Todd Pfeifer, Ebsco Springs and Gregg Morgan, FAA
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Prepare for Job Search Tips – Armond Silas & Linda Fox – Room 3
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Consumer Self- Advocacy – Jonathan Cook, OKDRS – Room 2
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Self-Employment Presentation – Agi Lutz – Room 3

3:00pm-4:00pm Adjourned, Vendors Tear down

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will host a Career Opportunity Fair, Feb. 11, 2020, at:

Shepherd Center
2401 NW 23rd St.,
Oklahoma City, OK, 73107

Come talk with businesses about job opportunities; learn new skills to get that next job and network with community leaders. Everyone is welcome. To register as a vendor for this great event, go to www.okdrs.org/BSP/Business-Partner-Registration. Participant online registration coming soon.

Vendor registration.

Participant registration.

Benefits to employers:

  • A wide variety of free training for your staff.
  • Tax incentives for hiring our candidates and making your workplace accessible.
  • Determine if the job and your business are a good fit with the potential employee with DRS’ On-the-Job Training.
  • Support for our candidates with follow up and accommodation needs.
  • Paid internships and paid work experience.
  • Increase revenues by having a workplace that reflects the customers served.
  • A loyal and skilled workforce with lower turnover that will reduce your costs.

Employing people with disabilities helps generate revenues by allowing you to tap into the disability market, build brand trust and loyalty, and create new products and services.

A man in a black suit with white gloves holding out a service bell. Business concierge ready to serve your business

Courtesy Rules

When hiring people with disabilities it is good to know the “do’s” and “don’ts” of communication. Here is a simple introduction to understanding how to communicate with persons with the most common disabilities. We hope this information clears up misconceptions, encourages healthy relationships and promotes inclusion in your workplace.

Other Resources

United States Department of Labor Section 503 Focused Review
Whether or not you're a government contractor, this web page has a wealth of information regarding hiring people with disabilities.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a tax credit offered to employers as an incentive to hire individuals who are members of targeted groups which have traditionally faced significant barriers to employment. The credit is used to reduce the federal tax liability of private/for-profit employers.

The Federal Bonding Program
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Federal Bonding program offers a proven and effective tool for workforce development professionals to help both employers and at-risk job applicants at no cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please call us at 1-833-OKDRS4U and we will start the process to provide you with qualified and loyal job candidates in your area.

Eastern Area

BSP Liaison Fatos Floyd
Office: 918-551-4953
Fax: 918-551-4936
Mobile 918-230-7156
email: ffloyd@okdrs.gov

Counties served:

Adair
Cherokee
McIntosh
Muskogee
Okmulgee
Sequoyah
Wagoner

Northeast Area

BSP Liaison Fatos Floyd
Office: 918-551-4953
Fax: 918-551-4936
Mobile 918-230-7156
email: ffloyd@okdrs.gov

Counties served:

Craig
Delaware
Mayes
Nowata
Ottawa
Rogers
Washington

Business Services Program

907 S. Detroit
Tulsa, OK 74120

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Office: 

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