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These are exciting times in Oklahoma.  New growth, new leadership and new pride.  My new blog looks at ways we can turn that optimism into new business opportunities.

Labor Day is not just a holiday for Bob Funk

Every day is Labor Day for me. Having been blessed to be in the staffing industry for the last 50 years I’ve helped put seven million people to work. I’m very serious about jobs and understand that a company is only as good as its employees – no matter the industry. America’s laborers are best in the world. The idea of a Labor Day holiday began in the 1880’s as a tribute to workers who made America strong and prosperous. First, municipalities created the holiday and then states jumped on board, and in 1884 Congress passed the act making the first Monday in September each year a legal holiday called Labor Day. This holiday thanks the more than 150 million Americans who make up our country’s

Bob Funk Sr. Receives The First Ever Advocate of Excellence Award.

Bob Funk loves teachers and proves it each year when he and Express Employment Professionals promote Oklahoma’s CareerTech by encouraging CareerTech educators with giant checks. This year – they thanked him by honoring him with the first ever Advocate of Excellence Award.

Awards honor top CareerTech teachers, longtime advocate

Outstanding teachers and their biggest supporter were honored Wednesday at the 51st annual Oklahoma CareerTech Summer Conference at Cox Convention Center. The top statewide award, Teacher of the Year, was presented to Mike Lindley of Wes Watkins Technology Center in Wetumka. Lindley teaches students in the Biomedical Science Academy, preparing them to transition into a variety of biological and pre-medicine fields of study at the college level. "We do career exploration and prepare students to go into postsecondary life at college and universities," Lindley said. "A lot of them are intimidated by the settings that they may be going into. We're very rural." Lindley understands. He grew up in

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