|Updated: 1/22 9:10 am
||Published: 1/21 4:52 pm
At less than 5 percent, Tulsa has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and still dozens of companies are trying to fill hundreds of positions.
On Tuesday three different job fairs were held in Tulsa.
Some of the companies involved told FOX23 that it's becoming harder for them to find unemployed workers to hire than for unemployed people to find jobs.
Marie Strickland recently moved to Tulsa from Kansas to take care of her mother and is now looking for a job.
She said job fairs prove how great Tulsa's job market is; she began filling out applications on the spot.
"Cashier, management, really management. I want to be a manager. I have a lot of experience in doing that. I have a CDL and I don't want to drive no more, but that will be my last resort," said Strickland.
Ram Leal with Transwood is here to hire 8 CDL drivers, but found his booth wasn't the most popular, despite good pay and benefits.
"It's extremely tight and competitive. It's a driver's market right now," he said. "For our industry, we're having to compete with the oil field people."
Lynn Flinn runs the Rowland Group and makes a living helping other people find jobs, something she said is quite easy these days.
"The oil and gas industry is a big part of that; the expansion of the oil and gas industry and some of the old, ailing pipelines is creating more jobs for companies right now," said Flinn.
She says IT specialists, people who have training in the medical field and any other skilled workers are also in high demand.
"If you truly want a job and you have decent communication skills, and you're willing to show up and be dependable, there's really no reason you shouldn't have a job," said Flinn.
Right now Tulsa's unemployment rate is only 4.9 percent; the national rate is 7.3 percent.