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Oklahoma's state employment relying on low-wage workforce


March 11, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eldon Johnson glanced at the clock to see it strike 11 p.m., the end of one workday and 30 minutes until the start of the next.

The half-hour window is just enough time for him to drive from the J. D. McCarty Center in Norman, where he works for the state of Oklahoma, to his second job at Integris Mental Health Hospital, 30 miles away in Oklahoma City.

By the time he makes it home in the morning, Johnson will have completed another 16-hour work day.

"I know I'm missing out on having a real social life, maybe having a family," said Johnson, 43, who works as a direct ca...

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