Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Holds Final Claims Event


Friday, July 24th 2020, 4:47 pm
By: Mallory Thomas


TULSA, Okla. -

Friday was the final day the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission met with people at Tulsa's Expo Square in person to help folks with unemployment claims.

You needed a ticket with a number on it to meet with OESC face to face, but people leaving said they didn't feel like they were treated like a number. 

"I can actually sit down and talk to someone. Ask my questions and they could say you did this wrong or you didn't answer this right. Even the guy today they were over the top helpful," said Cindy Morgan. 

Morgan said her original meeting was on Thursday, but she was back Friday because of computer issues. "They said go home and do it all. I did and I felt that I messed up. So I came back here today with my ticket from yesterday and I got help," said Morgan. 

Morgan said after meeting with someone from OESC, she feels prepared to file for unemployment next week. 

"The last week of July is the last week I'm going to file," said Morgan. 

Other people said they were glad they went down to Expo Square for help. 

"I feel like I'm prepared just on my own personal accord. I pretty much taught myself everything and it was really quick and easy you just have to be patient," said Vada Coghill. 

OESC said there are still hundreds of thousands of claims they are working to get through. They said after meeting with thousands of people in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, they've even received some thank you cards. 

OESC is going to be meeting people face to face in Ardmore next week. They've got about 1,200 tickets for people needed in assistance. In total, throughout the month of July they'll have met with 10,000 Oklahomans.​