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Oneida Indian Nation recruiting for more than 250 hospitality positions at its properties

By Eric Reinhardt (


VERONA, N.Y. — The Oneida Indian Nation and Oneida County have announced the launch of a new recruitment campaign to fill more than 250 hospitality positions within the Oneida Indian Nation’s properties.

The “New Year, New Career” campaign was created to complement the Nation’s ongoing hiring efforts in the Upstate region.  The Oneida Nation is funding the entire campaign, per its news release.

The campaign is designed to target residents living in areas like Orlando, Florida, where the ongoing pandemic has resulted in “significant layoffs” for tens of thousands in the hospitality industry at resort attractions like Disney World, the Oneida Nation said.

The open positions at Oneida Nation Enterprises (ONE) include full-time jobs, which are a combination of salaried and hourly positions. They include culinary, bartenders, restaurant and cocktail servers, hotel staff, housekeeping, and gaming positions.

With a “highly celebrated reputation” in hospitality and gaming, ONE is recruiting additional employees to support the organization’s recovery and growth in the year ahead. The “New Year, New Career” offers “generous” compensation and benefits, relocation assistance, as well as opportunities for training.

“Our new recruitment campaign spotlights our entire region and the opportunities for a fulfilling career and quality of life in a beautiful four-season destination,” Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO, said.  “This campaign is an investment in our future and will ensure that as we return to normalcy, we will maintain the standards that have made us New York’s top destination resort.”

Oneida County, through its department of workforce development, will work with ONE to assist locally based job candidates, and those looking to relocate to Oneida County, find the resources necessary to become employed, including daycare needs and local employment opportunities for traveling family members.

“Time and again, the Oneida Indian Nation reaffirms its unwavering commitment to make our region among the most elite destinations in the country, and this investment to get many of our residents back to work, and also attract new people to our county is just the latest example,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. “These are tremendous career opportunities for both people living in Central New York as well as those considering relocating to our region.”

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Visual credit: Oneida Indian Nation website