Oneida Indian Nation Plans to Attract New Employees
The Oneida Indian Nation tribe has opened vacancies in a gambling resort in Central New York. The Indian tribe plans to build 50 new apartments. They will be located in a $15 million The Villages at Stoney Creek complex not far from the Oneida’s own Turning Stone casino, situated between Verona and Utica. The tribe hopes that this project will present some interest for new employees and help fill the vacancies. Oneida Indian Nation plans to have rents below the market to make rooms more accessible.
The rooms will become available on July 1. Apartments will be offered to workers who will relocate to The Empire State and new applicants.
Ray Halbritter, the Oneida Indian Nation spokesman, left his comments. He stated that the employee shortage was a severe problem in Upstate New York. He hoped that the tribe’s decision to invest in apartments would help fill positions that the spokesman called critical. Halbritter named cooks and casino dealers as examples. Starting rents will be $550/month for a single bedroom and $750/month for 3 bedrooms.
Over 4,500 workers are employed by the Oneida Nation Enterprises at the moment.