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February 7, 2020

For Immediate Release
Feb. 7, 2020

Media Contact: Elizabeth (Liz) Gray

O: (918) 549-2453

CESO holds open house for new location

Department helps connect employers and employees

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Contracting and Employment Support Office Manager Edith Baker has been able to take the CESO department to a level where opportunity is almost double for tribal citizens seeking employment.

The department helps to fulfill the needs of any tribal member within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation jurisdiction or Muscogee (Creek) citizens located anywhere in the world.

Members of federally-recognized tribes can register with CESO’s job bank when they visit their office located at 1601 S. Wood Drive in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Baker said those gray areas of employment like gas to get to work before an employee receives their first paycheck can be discouraging, but CESO is there to help those wanting to work and make a living for themselves.

Though not a hiring agency, according to Baker, the Mvskoke word used to best describe their services is telicetv (de-lay-gee-duh), or connecting.

“We feel like we’re connecting people with jobs,” she said. “We’re connecting employers with opportunities.”

The new location is a result of a partnership with Workforce Oklahoma, who offered the opportunity when relocating from their previous offices at Oklahoma State University-Institute of Technology.

The new offices have resource rooms and a room available to hold meetings or trainings.

“We have access to every resource in this building,” Baker said. “Anybody can use this space.”

For more information about CESO and the services made available to tribal members, contact: 918-549-2969 or visit: