Central New York Business Journal report underscores the success of the Nation’s enterprises at a time it is reinvesting in its workforce and its operations.
Reconfirming its success as a crucial force for economic growth, the Oneida Indian Nation was once again listed as the number one employer in the region in 2016. According to the latest annual survey by the Central New York Business Journal, the Oneida Indian Nation’s 4,600-employee workforce is the biggest in the area – and larger than the local workforce of major corporations such as Walmart, Lockheed Martin and Price Chopper.
The rankings emerge as the Nation continues to expand its businesses and reinvest in its employees.
“We are proud and honored to be the largest employer in Central New York,” said Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter. “Over the last two decades, we have based our enterprises on the idea that through careful planning and a commitment to local investment, we can build an economic engine that supports thousands of jobs and families throughout the region. In that time, we have faced many challenges in a competitive tourism economy — and it is because of our incredible workforce that we are succeeding in the face of those challenges. We have always understood that what sets us apart is our committed and talented employees. We are confident that we are well positioned to continue strengthening this region’s economy today — and for future generations.”
About the Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,500 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, the SāvOn chain of gas stations and convenience stores, RV Park, three marinas, Indian Country Today Media Network – the premier national multi-media source for American Indian news and information, and Four Directions Productions – a 3D animation HD cinematography studio. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.