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301 W Commerce
ALTUS, OK 73521
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Major Employers

The largest employers in the Altus are in terms of their employment are displayed in the table below. Altus Air Force Base is the largest local employer, offering approximately 4,520 jobs to the local workforce. There are 619 employers in Altus. The provate sector includes 546 firms, which make up 88.21% of companies hiring in Altus. In other sectors, 42 local government employers (6.79%), 13 state government employers (2.1%), and 18 federal government employers (2.91%) hire workers in the Altus vicinity.

 

MAJOR EMPLOYERS                      

PRODUCT/SERVICE  

EMPLOYEES

AltusAirForceBase

Federal Installation

4,520

        Military - 2,089

 

 

        Civilian – 2,431

 

 

Jackson County Memorial Hospital

Medical Services

825

Bar‐S‐Foods

Processed Meats

625

Wal-Mart Super Center

Retail Store

490

Altus Public Schools

Educational Services

485

Western Oklahoma State College

Educational Services

250

City of Altus

Municipal Services

220

United Supermarkets

Retail Grocery

79

Altus Athletic Manufacturing

Exercise Products

60

 

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE  

The unemployment rate for Jackson County has been steady and under 5% for the last ten years. In January 08, the unemployment rate was 3.2% which has increased to 5% in May 2009.  

 

JACKSON COUNTY 10-YR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Year  

Labor Force

Employed

Unemployed

Unemployment

Rate

1998

12,817

12,214

603

4.70%

1999

12,800

12,360

440

3.40%

2000

11,909

11,547

362

3.00%

2001

11,993

11,605

388

3.20%

2002

12,078

11,633

445

3.70%

2003

12,688

12,204

484

3.80%

2004

12,506

12,017

489

3.90%

2005

12,213

11,734

479

3.90%

2006

12,491

12,064

427

3.40%

2007

12,667

12,241

426

3.40%

2008

12,560

12,155

405

3.20%

 

 

What Are Business Leaders Saying About Altus Oklahoma?

 

Bar-S Foods Company
“Bar-S Foods Company has had a longstanding relationship with the City of Altus for over 16 years. We have truly enjoyed being a part of this community. It has been great for our business!”

David Tucker
Division Vice President
Bar-S Foods Company

Jackson County Memorial Hospital
“The Altus community has provided a tremendous local workforce for our regional healthcare campus. The local people are conscientious, loyal, very hard working and truly dedicated to excellence.”

William G. Wilson
CEO
Jackson County Memorial Hospital

Aviation Training Consultants
“I would strongly encourage you to consider Altus for your new business or business expansion. We selected Altus for many reasons including the availability of a loyal and dependable workforce. We have been a part of the Altus community for over 8 years and it has totally surpassed our expectations.”

Robert Cox
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aviation Training Consultants

The Boeing Company
“Altus has an experienced stable workforce that has made this a great place to establish a long and prosperous relationship supporting the United States Air Force. We are proud to be a part of Team Altus.”

Jim Norris
Director and Base Manager
C-l7 Field Services
The Boeing Company

 
   
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