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  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor said he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps, following the massive Feb. 2 spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.

    Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday his plan would result in the "conversion or closure" of the dumps and close legal loopholes that has allowed Duke to avoid cleaning up groundwater contamination leeching from its 33 unlined ash pits scattered across the state. 

    McCrory declined to take questions about his proposal at a public event and his staff said specific...

  • Freight train industry to miss federal safety deadline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The freight railroad industry said Wednesday that only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology, designed to prevent most collisions and derailments, by the deadline set by Congress.

    The Association of American Railroads said in a report Wednesday that about 20 percent of the approximately 60,000 miles of track being equipped with the technology will meet the deadline of Dec. 31, 2015. Previously, the association had estimated 40 percent would meet the deadline.

    The association blamed the Federal Communications Commission, saying the FCC is holding up the installation of 22,000 antennas on track wayside that are...

  • US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

    Stocks are higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy.

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 19 points, or 1 percent, to close at 1,862 Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 162 points, or 1 percent, to 16,424. The Nasdaq rose 52 points, or 1.3 percent, to 4,086.

    Yahoo rose 6 percent. The Internet pioneer said it was benefiting from its lucrative investments in Asia.

    Airline stocks also rose sharply. Delta gained 5 percent, jetBlue rose 6 percent and American Airlines rose 5 percent.

    Bank of America fell 2...

  • Internet retailer Amazon to start collecting taxes

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Internet retailer is going to start collecting sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians.

    A spokesman for the company confirmed Wednesday that Amazon will begin to collect the state's 6 percent sales taxes on May 1.

    The move follows the decision by Amazon to build distribution centers in the Sunshine State.

    Currently, Floridians are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases, but there's no way to enforce the law. The state can't force companies like Amazon to collect the tax unless it has a physical presence, such as a warehouse or store.

    Amazon approached Gov. Rick Scott about striking...

  • New Los Angeles Register newspaper hits the streets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new daily newspaper has hit the streets of Los Angeles.

    Editors and staffers handed out free copies of the Los Angeles Register early Wednesday at downtown locations including City Hall and the Union Station rail and bus transit hub.

    It's the latest expansion by Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, and follows the introduction of the Long Beach Register and several other small papers in the last year or so.

    The debut edition's front page offerings included a story on the amenities and prestige of downtown skyscraper rooftops, and an explanation of why the newspaper...

Green Country Staffing
Our New Facility is Open! PDF Print E-mail


Tulsa's Green Country Staffing has opened its newly built 5000 sq/ft facility on Garnett Road near East 71st Street and Mingo Valley Expressway. Green Country Staffing has helped Tulsa employers find and hire qualified candidates since 1993. We realized over the last months that increasing demand from hiring companies and job seekers was quickly outgrowing our existing location.

"We wanted to expand our ability to recruit, qualify and place good candidates and knew we would need to build a bigger facility with more advanced systems to accomplish this," said Mike Kelly, President and founder of Green Country. "At the new location we can provide electronic candidate screening, testing and placement, which allows us to quickly connect employers with the right person for each job."

Candidates can apply for any one of many job openings managed through Green Country. Applications can be completed online or in person at the new facility. Skill testing is available to ensure that candidates meet the requirements of a particular job, allowing new hires and employers confidence that they'll be successful in the new position.

Putting Tulsa Back to Work PDF Print E-mail


Tulsa's Green Country Staffing plays a key role for Tulsa during the economic recovery.    We help our clients find the employees they need to reach their goals while maintaining the flexibility to staff and size their firms according to variable workloads and skill requirements.    This flexibility lets clients capture opportunitities while eliminating the risks of overstaffing.    We also help leverage critical Human Resources personnel so they can accomplish more, faster, and deliver the people their companies need.

How can Green Country help my company? PDF Print E-mail

More and more Tulsa companies are expanding their use of staffing firms.    In many cases the use of staffing services allows the company to focus on it's core business while minimizing the impact of employee aquisition and management.    Other companies find that they need to add qualified employees for special  projects while still allowing flexibility for future changes.   Our clients know that Green Country staffing can act quickly to identify, recruit and employ highly skilled staff for a variety of needed positions.    Let us show you how other similar companies have added valuable staff who help them drive their business forward - with the help of Green Country.