The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

Oneida Nation hiring cooks at $20 an hour

- By The Dispatch Staff newsroom@oneidadisp­

Oneida Nation Enterprise­s announced today it will be raising starting hourly pay for all entry-level cooks by $3 to an industry-leading $20 an hour. The 17% increase means full-time cooks will earn an annual salary of at least $40,000, in addition to receiving generous healthcare, 401(k) benefits and employee housing eligibilit­y.

New culinary hires also receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus. With nearly 30 signature restaurant­s and dining venues across Oneida Nation Enterprise­s’ four casino properties that range from fastcasual to Forbes Four-star rated fine-dining, culinary employees have many opportunit­ies for career growth.

Oneida Nation Enterprise­s is also raising starting pay for dishwasher­s to $18.50 an hour.

“We are proud to announce this latest investment in starting pay increases for our culinary team, who play a critical role in the success of the more than three dozen restaurant­s across our enterprise­s and the guest experience we provide,” Oneida Indian Nation Representa­tive and Oneida Nation Enterprise­s CEO Ray Halbritter said.

“In addition to industry-leading pay and generous benefits, our cooks are able to work and learn alongside a team of skilled culinary profession­als as they build their careers. This is an exciting time to start a career with us as we begin the next chapter in the evolution of our enterprise­s,” Halbritter continued.

Oneida Nation Enterprise­s offers employees industry-leading pay, exceptiona­l healthcare benefits, generous paid timeoff and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Culinary employees also receive on-the-job training with an award-winning culinary team, are eligible for college tuition reimbursem­ent for relevant courses and also eligible for employee housing at The Villages at Stoney Creek

Due to many cooks and dealers being hired recently, apartments at The Villages are currently full, however, new employees in these positions are first in line when apartments become available.

Interested candidates can learn more about a culinary career and other jobs at Oneida Nation Enterprise­s’ upcoming “It’s Your Turn for a New Career Hiring Expo” on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Turning Stone, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona. After candidates explore the expo, hiring managers will be conducting on-site interviews, and qualified applicants will receive a job offer on-the-spot.

In addition to cooks and dishwasher­s, Oneida Nation Enterprise­s is also hiring for a variety of full- and part-time positions that include cashiers, table games dealers, accountant­s, concert entertainm­ent technician­s, beverage servers, carpenters, HVAC technician­s, plumbers, golf and grounds, sports book writers, and many more.

Event registrati­on is strongly recommende­d to help expedite candidates’ entry to the event, but walk-ins are welcome. Pre-register for the event at­xpo.

 ?? PHOTO PROVIDED/FILE PHOTO ?? A look at a chef cooking.
PHOTO PROVIDED/FILE PHOTO A look at a chef cooking.

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