Oneida Nation Increases Starting Pay for Culinary Employees to Record $20 Per Hour

Turning Stone Resort Casino

ONEIDA, NY – Oneida Nation Enterprises will be raising starting hourly pay for all entry-level cooks by $3 to an industry-leading $20 an hour. The 17 percent 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 being eligible for employee housing. 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 fast-casual to Forbes Four Star rated fine-dining, culinary employees have numerous 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,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO. “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.”

Oneida Nation Enterprises offers employees industry-leading pay, health care benefits, paid time-off 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. After candidates explore the hiring 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, including cashiers, table games dealers, accountants, concert entertainment technicians, beverage servers, carpenters, HVAC technicians, plumbers, golf & grounds, and sportsbook writers.