CDO Workforce
Investment Board
12 Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-4800

A One-Stop That
Works for Business

You need workers with the skills, experience and capabilities to make your business work. CDO Workforce is ready to help you find them.

Business Services

We can act as an extension of your human resource department, providing a wide range of services, all free of charge. We’ll help you:

Employee Poster Requirements - go to & search "Posting" or visit


Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 Governor Cuomo Announces $6.2 Million to Fund Training Programs for Unemployed Workers


Tax Incentives

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) offers employers up to $2,400 in federal tax savings for hiring low-income individuals with barriers to employment. Qualified individuals must complete at least 120 hours of work to qualify for the partial WOTC credit of $1,500, and over 400 hours for the full $2,400 credit. To qualify employers for the credit, individuals must be verified as members of a targeted group. The groups include:

  1. People who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  2. Veterans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or have a service-related disability or have been unemployed 4 or more weeks
  3. Ex-felons
  4. Disabled persons receiving rehabilitation services
  5. People (age 18-39) who receive SNAP benefits
  6. People who receive Supplemental Security income
  7. People who receive Long-Term Family Assistance


Workers with Disabilities - Employment Tax Credit (WETC) - Businesses that employ people who currently receive vocational rehabilitation services (or people who received them up to two years prior to hire) may earn $2,100 more in state tax credits. You get the credit during the second year of employment and can combine it with the WOTC credit.

The Hire-a-Vet Credit (NYS Tax Credit) - encourages the hire of qualified veterans. Businesses must employ a qualified veteran for no less than 35 hours per week for one full year. A qualified veteran is someone who served on active duty in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves, National Guard, New York Guard or New York Naval Militia, and was released from active duty by general or honorable discharge after September 11, 2001. Qualified veterans must attest that they were not employed for 35 or more hours in the previous 180 days. Businesses may earn up to $5,000 for hiring a qualified veteran, and up to $15,000 for hiring one who is disabled.

Minimum Wage Reimbursement Credit (NYS Tax Credit) - The Minimum Wage Reimbursement Credit helps businesses adjust to the rise in the minimum wage rate of pay. Businesses may earn a credit of 75 cents per hour for all hours worked by an eligible employee. An eligible employee is a student who is 16 to 19 years of age at the time of employment at the minimum wage rate.

How to Apply for Credits - Call the New York State Labor Department at 1-888-4-NYSDOL or go to our website at 

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