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Downtown Tulsa and surrounding areas are shown in 2020.


Tom Gilbert, Tulsa World File


From staff reports

A Tulsa nonprofit formed in partnership with the George Kaiser family is making inroads in the tech sector.

The nonprofit organization, inTulsa, serves candidates seeking tech jobs and companies seeking tech hires, regardless of their headquarters location.

Since its inception in 2021, the group has facilitated the hiring of more than 100 people in at least 40 organizations, more than 50% of whom made their first hire in Tulsa. Today, inTulsa’s talent database has 5,000 applicants, and the nonprofit plans to increase that number to more than 10,000 over the next year.

He works with companies with significant hiring needs such as electric vehicle maker Canoo, which plans to set up a factory in Pryor; Volt, a local SMS platform with its founding team in Tulsa; technology companies such as Bloomboard, Ro, a virtual healthcare company; and Sprockets, a corporate-backed startup that hired eight Tulsans to tech roles in 2021.

“Tulsa is poised to be a new model for driving a city’s growth by putting people first,” inTulsa Chief Executive Megan Thomas said in a statement. “Remote work is here to stay, and Tulsa is a perfect place to capture tech growth in a world where you’re no longer tied to a big metro to take advantage of solid career opportunities.

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