Cherokee Nation opened its first-ever Tulsa Career Services office to assist businesses with filling numerous jobs coming to the Tulsa area and individuals with job training and placement. In 2014, the tribe helped more than 6,000 with career services opportunities. Through financial incentives and assistance with employee recruitment, Cherokee Nation was able to help lure a Macy’s fulfillment center to Oklahoma and more than 1,500 new jobs to the Cherokee Nation. The tribe is also fulfilling a federal Jobs-Driven Nation Emergency Grant and offering employment training to area residents.
“I have 12-plus years in print graphics, but I wanted to make the move to web graphics,” said Tulsa resident Angela Soldier. “Working with Cherokee Nation Career Services was a good experience, and now I feel like I’m heading in the right direction in my career.”