Business and Employers Resources

Businesses And Employers
Businesses And Employers

Career Services works with businesses and employers to ensure their workforce needs are met. From certification as an Indian owned and operated business to assistance in training new workers, Career Services has programs that can assist your business.

Employment Development

The Employment Development group works with tribal enterprises, individuals, and public and private business and industry, and to secure employment opportunities for qualified individuals.

This group provides employment referrals to individuals and assists employers with certification as an Indian owned and operated business through the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO).

Employment Development monitors and enforces the Cherokee Nation Tribal TERO Ordinance to ensure employment rights are protected. Enforcement of employment rights is funded through the * Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employment Development will investigate and mediate employment discrimination complaints in selected cases.

Job Fairs

Career Services staff are available to provide assistance in recruiting potential employees in many ways. Assistance in conducting Job Fairs is one.

Staff work with area Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Boards, and business and industry to promote new and expanding businesses.

Job Bank
Employment Development maintains a listing of skilled individuals and their crafts. This listing is utilized by the TERO when filling job vacancies that have been negotiated with contractors doing business with the Cherokee Nation. This listing covers all 14 counties within the Cherokee Nation's jurisdictional boundaries.

Employers: To access the Job Bank for potential employees, please contact the Employment Development office at 918-453-5334.

Employees: To be included in the Job Bank, contact any Program Specialist at your local Career Services office.

To be eligible to be included in the Job Bank, you must have:

Proof of Indian descent from a federally recognized tribe; and possess a marketable skill.

Tribal Rights Employment Office was created to help connect certified Indian-owned businesses, and give them a presence online to market their goods and services all over the United States. Visitors can easily search by keyword, NAICS code, business name, or geographic area to find certified Indian-owned businesses. Other features of the site provide visitors with upcoming events, newsletters, Information about the TERO department and an application for individuals to be listed in the Cherokee Nation’s Job Bank. Visit the TERO website at