News from Cherokee Nation Enterprises
Copyright © 2008 CNE/CNO
TULSA, Oklahoma – To help fill nearly 1,000 positions created by current expansions of Cherokee Casino Resort and Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs, Cherokee Casino Resort, Tulsa, is hosting a Native American-only job fair Oct. 7 – 8.
The job fair is part of the casino’s Native American hiring preference efforts. A series of job fairs open to the public will follow to help fill any remaining positions.
“Our primary goal as a company owned by the Cherokee Nation is to provide well-paying, stable jobs with good benefits to Cherokee citizens. With our two biggest expansions to date well underway, we are creating nearly 1,000 positions in northeastern Oklahoma. This job fair will help us find those qualified Cherokee and Native American citizens to fill as many of the new positions as possible,” said David Stewart, CEO of Cherokee Nation Enterprises, which operates Cherokee Casinos.
The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in Cherokee Casino Resort’s second-floor salons. Applicants will be able to go through CNE’s hiring process from start to finish, with some jobs being filled on-the-spot during the job fair. Hiring managers will be on hand to provide information about available jobs and answer questions.
Open positions include a wide variety of operational positions, including gaming, food and beverage, customer service, security and accounting. Applications for additional open positions within the company will also be accepted.
Interested applicants need to bring two forms of identification, plus their CDIB or tribal citizenship card. Only Native Americans can apply for positions at the job fair. Attendees are also encouraged to bring employment and education history and personal and work-related reference information. Applicants should be prepared to undergo a drug test and background check if offered a position immediately. The process should take two to three hours.
To save time, applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.CherokeeCasino.com prior to attending the job fair. If access to a computer is unavailable, applicants can apply online at Cherokee Casino Resort’s human resources office during regular business hours, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Cherokee Casino Resort currently employs more than 1,800 people and plans to hire 450 new employees for the new expansion. Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs plans to add 500 new positions to the current count of 450 in the next few months.
CNE offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package to all full-time employees, including medical, vision, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with matching and immediate vesting, flexible spending accounts and tuition reimbursement. The company’s minimum wage is $8.25 per hour, higher than the federal minimum wage of $5.85 per hour, and effective Oct. 1, 2008, increases to $9 per hour.
CNE is the retail, gaming, entertainment, hospitality and cultural tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. CNE operates casinos in Tulsa, Claremore, Roland, West Siloam Springs, Fort Gibson, Sallisaw and Tahlequah, as well as the Cherokee Travel Plaza, two Cherokee Outpost convenience stores, six retail tobacco shops, four gift shops, two golf courses and three hotels. For the past two years, CNE has been voted the number one company to work for in Oklahoma by Oklahoma magazine, a statewide publication. The company employs more than 3,200 people throughout northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas.
Cherokee Casino Resort is located on Interstate 44 East at exit 240A. For more information, please visit Cherokee Casino.com or call 800-760-6700.
*Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
*Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma / Washington Office
*Cherokee Heritage Center
*Cherokee Casinos / Cherokee Nation Enterprises (CNE)
*Cherokee Nation Industries (CNI)
*Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC
|Related Cherokee Nation contact information:|
Mike Miller, Cherokee Nation|
Director of Communications
Phone: 918-456-0671 (ext.2210)
Larry Daugherty, Advertising Manager
Steven Swogger, Agriculture Liaison|
Natural Resources Department
Phone: 918-456-0671 (ext.2546)
Bradley D. Peak, Cherokee Nation