LAWTON/FT. SILL, Okla._This week, Military.com released a report listing Lawton, Oklahoma as one of the top 10 cities in the United States to find a job. Lawton ranked sixth on this list and second in job growth. Specifically the report states:
"6. Lawton, OK – Perhaps one of the most accessible cities of all, Lawton, OK is a cheaper-than-average place to live and has job opportunities in a variety of industries. Whether you're looking for work as a data entry clerk, truck driver, or registered nurse, there's a variety of jobs to choose from. Job Growth: 85%"
Military.com started in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Military.com provides headline news and technology updates and in 2004, Military.com joined forces with Monster Worldwide to accelerate growth and change the playing field for career and educational opportunities for service members, veterans and military spouses.
"Lawton Fort Sill has always been known as a strong military community," said Barry Albrecht, President and CEO of the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation. "This national visibility illustrates our commitment to the diversification of our local economy. It is national recognition like this that will enhance our opportunity for growth."
Ultimately, the Lawton-Ft. Sill Economic Development Corporation's goal is to strengthen regional employment, build a base of high-value industries, and significantly improve the economic future for all who live and work in the region.