Oklahoma is using the internet to ensure that college graduates stay in the state after graduation, bringing with them their expertise and training.

The state has set up two new web sites, Oklahoma Marketplace and Teachers Job Connection, to help college grads find the types of business, teaching, and professional jobs they want. When students and alumni log on to the new sites, they can create resumes online, search job listings, and match their resumes to posted jobs. Likewise, Oklahoma employers and schools can post job openings and review resumes for candidates.

The sites have specific areas for employers, students and alumni, teachers, and those seeking teaching jobs. Hans Brisch, state higher education chancellor, stated, “It is our hope that these system-wide web sites will serve as key tools for keeping more Oklahoma college and university graduates in the state and better ensuring that they are properly employed.”