TERO is an acronym for Tribal employment Rights Office or Ordinance. The Swinomish Tribal Community is considered a TERO tribe. We are a member of a National Organization called Council for Tribal Employment Rights. The TERO program is supported by two ordinances.
Title XIV of our Tribal code is the Employment Ordinance which supports the preference of all tribal members to be employed on all projects on or near the Swinomish reservation. Title XVII is the Tax code that enforces the Tax implemented on all project on or near the reservation. The TERO office can provide reference for members of our own employee bank to be referred to any project on the reservation.
We can also refer Native Owned Contractors. If you have question regarding the TERO program please contact the TERO office at (360) 466.7232.
TERO Referral Application
The Swinomish TERO Program is currently seeking applicants for our construction trades labor pool. Eligible candidates will have a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) from the BIA, a good attitude, and a willingness to work. Many employment opportunities are currently available!
Register your Native American-owned business with TERO!
Native American business owners who wish to be registered with the Swinomish TERO office and be listed on the Native American Business Registry must fill out a TERO PNW Regional Application. Registering your services is a terrific opportunity to spread the word about your business!Questions? Contact Compliance Officer Rachel Phair at (360) 466.7232