Booz Allen Hamilton to create 240 new jobs in Oklahoma

11 January 2019 3 min. read
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Government-focused consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton will create 240 jobs in the state of Oklahoma over the next 10 years. The significant expansion will produce a mix of high-skilled jobs, including developers, data scientists, and cybersec and systems engineers.

McLean, Virginia–based Booz Allen provides tech-focused consulting services to government, military, and commercial organizations. According to publication The Oklahoman, the consulting firm already employs 90 people in Oklahoma City, at Leadership Square, 211 N Robinson Ave.  That number will swell to nearly 350 over the next 10 years, with 130 new, high-skilled jobs created within five years.

The Booz Allen jobs are expected to have an average annual wage of $85,000, with an estimated payroll impact of $165 million.

“Bringing these 130 new jobs in Oklahoma City is another step towards greater diversification of our economy, which is always a high priority,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “Our combination of talent and the investments we’ve made in our quality of life has made downtown a perfect location for Booz Allen’s expansion here.”

Booz Allen Hamilton to create 240 new jobs in Oklahoma

Many of Booz Allen’s projects are likely to focus on nearby Tinker Air Force Base and other military installations across Oklahoma. The government and defense contractor is recognized as a top employer for veterans, having been named a ‘Best for Vets’ employer by Military News for four consecutive years, as well as ‘Best Employer for Veterans’ by Forbes Magazine.

“Booz Allen has a strong client base in Oklahoma and the city provides a diverse talent pool that we are eager to tap,” commented Thomas Boyle, Principal at Booz Allen. “We’re already proud of the workforce we’ve built here, which is more than 50% veteran or military affiliated.”

“Now, we look forward to further drawing on the city’s vibrant business community, close proximity to Tinker Air Force Base and other military installations across Oklahoma, and highly skilled residents, which make it an essential hub for the mission-critical work that we do for our clients,” Boyle added.

Booz Allen’s growth in the state will be facilitated in part by a Quality Jobs incentive awarded in 2018 by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. The incentive program delivers cash payment to firms that create well-paying jobs.

“Booz Allen is a highly respected global company, and I am excited they have decided to expand their Oklahoma presence,” remarked Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. “The fact that they are choosing Oklahoma for the addition of these high-skilled jobs speaks volumes of the workforce and talent we have in our state. Oklahoma is proud to have this technology-based company here. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the company and its employees.”

Related: Homeland security expert Cedric Sims joins Booz Allen Hamilton