Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org


Career Services

17675 South Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464

Employment Resources

Career Services provides resources to help individuals achieve and maintain good work habits, promote job skills and gain employment. Through programs encompassing education, training and rehabilitation, the department helps individuals to become successful and self-sufficient for themselves and their families.

Direct Placement

The Direct Placement Program provides assistance to those who have gained employment at least 50 miles from their home.

Disability Employment Initiative

DEI seeks to improve education, training and employment opportunities by providing career pathway services for Native Americans with disabilities.

NHEDWG Opioid Grant

The NHEDWG grant provides jobs and employment services to individuals impacted by the health and economic affects of opioid use, addiction, and overdose.

On-the-Job Training

On-the-job training provides the opportunity for individuals to retain employment while employers receive a wage reimbursement for hiring a tribal citizen.

Partner Businesses

Career Services partners with businesses throughout northeastern Oklahoma to assist with staffing needs.

Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program provides youth ages 16-24 with work experience during the summer in order to prepare them for the working world.

Trade and Economic Transition

The TET program seeks to improve education, training and employment opportunities for those who have lost their job through no fault of their own.

Tribal Training Services

The Tribal Training Services offers individual temporary work assignments based on skills.

Work Experience

Work Experience is a temporary assignment that encourages individuals to develop good work habits and basic work skills, which will promote employability.