Northeast Workforce Development Board

The Northeast Workforce Development Board is responsible for tapping innovation and opportunity in our service areas to drive positive social and economic change.

Who We Are

The Northeast Workforce Development Board (NEWDB) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization responsible for operating the Public Workforce System in seven counties in northeast Oklahoma and a proud partner of the American Job Center Network. Serving seven designated rural counties in Northeast Oklahoma, our local board is charged with serving the needs of job seekers and employers alike. The Northeast Workforce Development Board has the responsibility, on the local level, to act as a convener and a collaborator and is charged with hosting community conversations to better align workforce resources in education and economic development to better understand the complexity of the regional market. The NEWDB is responsible for tapping innovation and opportunity in our service areas to drive positive social and economic change.


The NEWDB is responsible for regulating local policy development and the is the local administration of workforce activities related to services and programs funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). The NEWDB was appointed by the northeast Local Elected Officials to serve as the fiscal agent.

Reinventing Our Communities Cohort Program

April 13, 2022 — The Northeast Workforce Development Board (NEWDB) is proud to announce its participation in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s third annual Reinventing Our Communities Cohort Program. The program is focused on strengthening regional economies by addressing race-based economic inequities in rural and small urban regions across the country.

View the press release for more information.

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Success Story for Skylar Hattaway.
NEWDB Logo. Success Story. Cindi Cantu. Image of a portrait of white woman with brown hair, Cindi Cantu. In spite of the challenges of being a young mother, Cindi Cantu was tenacious and did not give up on completing school. She obtained her GED and then attended Career Point College where she obtained a certification as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant. Cindi's certificate expired and Career Point had closed. Looking for help with her career goals, Cindi enrolled in the WIOA Title 1 Adult program in January 2019 to obtain a certificate in Medical Administration at Wings. Cindi completed the program but struggled to find a position in this line of work as most employers required experience. Cindi was placed in a Work Experience activity to help her gain transferable skills and support her in her quest for full time, unsubsidized employment. Cindi began her Work Experience at Claremore Industrial Economic Authority (CIEDA) as an administrative assistant. On December 12, 2022, Cindi was offered full time employment with Claremore Expo Center as a Marketing/Office manager making $16.00 an hour. Although Cindi encountered numerous setbacks through the duration of her WIOA Title 1 enrollments, Cindi showed resiliency and fortitude that led her to a meaningful career. Oklahoma Works Logo. Equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Complaint

If you feel you have been discriminated against and wish to file a complaint, please complete the EO Complaint Form.