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Oklahoma employers are feeling the sting of a tightening labor market.  Throughout the economic downturn, many employers adopted sluggish hiring patterns.  Those companies are losing out, says Oklahoma City native, Pam Fountain-Wilks of local recruiting agency Mosaic Personnel. “If your competitors’ hiring processes outpace your own, you stand to lose the cream of the crop.”

At STEMulate 2014, local businesses join forces with colleges and afterschool programs to help educators learn more about the pathway from middle school and high school to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Oklahoma Afterschool Network program leaders and Oklahoma City and Millwood Public Schools teachers and administrators will hear three panel discussions. First,

Lack of Professional Mentors, Lower Student Interest Indicate Industry Shift A significant shortage of engineering mentors and lack of student interest paint a bleak portrait of Oklahoma’s economic future. Approximately forty percent of Oklahoma’s economy is based on engineering from natural resources, construction, utilities and manufacturing, yet early learning programs are on the decline. The

On November 1st, local business owners, managers and professionals will attend a silent auction to benefit Oklahoma Afterschool Network (OKAN). Hosted by Mosaic Personnel on their 15th Anniversary, the auction will provide funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs targeting students from pre-K through college. The declining interest in STEM professions prompted Governor

Oklahoma City-based recruiting firm, Principal Technolgies, is named on the 2013 Inc. 500│5000 list, an  exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2009 to 2012. With revenue growth of 194%, Mosaic Personnel earned the ranking of 1952. Only 12% of CEOs whose companies

“With the 2nd quarter of 2013 coming to a close, more employers previously awaiting the perfect job applicant are considering recent college graduates to fill open positions,” notes Pam Fountain-Wilks, President of local recruiting firm, Mosaic Personnel. Indeed, more graduates are entering the workforce, and at a higher pay rate than in 2012. This trend

One of Many Awards Received Over the Last Year Pam Fountain-Wilks, owner of Mosaic Personnel, has been named SBA Small Business Person of the Year, and will be submitted as a contender for the national award. Fountain-Wilks and Mosaic Personnel, a local recruiting firm, have been honored multiple times over the last year. Fountain-Wilks’ unparalleled

Job Seekers, Employers Turn to Contract Work  “The unemployment rate is deceiving Oklahoma employers,” says Bobbi Bailey, SVP of local recruiting firm, Mosaic Personnel. “They think that there are so many job seekers, they can take their time looking for that perfect candidate.” As employers anticipate new government regulations, and tighter budgets, hiring managers are