Tulsa Reaches Last Day Of OESC Meetings For Unemployment Help

Friday, July 24th 2020, 9:10 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

The last day for assistance with unemployment claims at a Tulsa Oklahoma Employment Security Commission event this week is happening July 24.

People made their way to the River Spirit Expo fairgrounds to start in-person meetings around 7 a.m.

In a new statement, OESC said they will help more than 3,000 people in Tulsa this week.

People since Tuesday have voiced their frustration with having to attend these in-person meetings after shortcomings with the online and over the phone systems.

OESC Interim Director Shelley Zumwalt said she realizes the flaws in the system.

"When they walk in here, they're really frustrated and rightfully so. They've had this issue for four months and it's very stressful. They've had to make sacrifices, and so I understand when they're coming in, they're not in the best of moods and that's fine. I think they expect me to try and talk them out of it, but I don't because, honestly the system hasn't worked the way it's supposed to,” Zumwalt said.

Friday's meetings are said to wrap up around 3:00 in the afternoon.

There are currently no plans for additional meetings in Tulsa.

OESC next heads to Ardmore for in-person meeting next week.