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Workforce Oklahoma Plans Rapid Response For Arrow Trucking Employees

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SAPULPA, OK -- Workforce Oklahoma will offer Rapid Response services to all impacted Arrow Trucking employees on Tuesday, December 29 at Central Technology Center in Sapulpa.

The Rapid Response session will provide information regarding Unemployment Insurance, Workforce Oklahoma services, and community resources. Session are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

"Yesterday, Arrow Trucking suspended operations indefinitely, impacting more than 300 Sapulpa area employees. Company officials are in negotiations with their principal and have not stated whether the suspension will lead to a permanent termination of employment for those impacted," said Jacklyn Noden of Workforce Oklahoma.

Upon notification of the challenges faced by Arrow, nearly a dozen transportation employers have expressed a willingness to make room for the impacted employees on their payroll.

"There are approximately 300 truck drivers involved in this shutdown," said State Rapid Response Administrator Lynda Baird.

"This is a very sad situation at this time of year, but we will do everything we can to assist these people in this very stressful time."

There is currently no scheduled job fair or hiring event for the impacted Arrow employees; however, such events may be scheduled at a later date as additional details regarding the nature and duration of the suspension become available, Noden said.

The Oklahoma Rapid Response, composed by staffs of the Workforce Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, works to minimize the disruptions after a layoff.

For more information about the Arrow Trucking Rapid Response event or the Oklahoma Rapid Response team, call 1-800-555-1554 or visit the Rapid Response web page.

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