Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce Development News & Blog

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You're invited to the Arc Otsego Career Fair


Are you interested in joining their Team? They'd  love to hear from you! 

The Arc Otsego is hosting a career fair on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 from 11:00a-6:00p at their Academy Street location. They would like to welcome the community to learn more about their Agency, meet their Team and explore their current career opportunities. 

"There have been several exciting changes within our Agency recently and we want to share them with our friends and neighbors. From improving our outstanding benefits package, DOUBLING our referral program and giving thanks to our hard working Team by sharing resources when rates and funding allow. We plan to continue our mission to enrich the lives of everyone within our Agency. 

We work hard, we work together and we make a difference. It’s your time to shine; come Achieve With Us!" 

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Make Carpentry Your Career - Info Sessions


You're invited to the Carpenters' Union Info Sessions.  

"This is your first step for a great opportunity to join theCarpenters’ Union. Our goal is to recruit, train, and employ the next generation of skilled carpenters in the State of New York." 

Binghamton Info Session: Dec. 2, 2019, 6:00pm, 23 Market St., Binghamton, NY. For more information call 315-455-5797. 

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Utica Info Session: Dec. 2, 2019, 6:00pm, 207 Genesee St., Utica, NY. For more information call 315-455-5797. 

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GED Classes at Richfield Springs Public Library


Starting in January 2020! 

Offered by the Richfield Springs Public Library & Maple Lane Consultants 

The Classes 
The GED prep classes will be offered starting in January 2020 and will be based on the schedule of participants. Class enrollment will be on a rolling basis. 

Signing Up 
Participants must be over 16 years of age. An application must be completed online or in person prior to classes beginning. You can sign up at the Richfield Springs Public Library or at

What’s Included
This class includes a GED prep book, access to a computer (during class time) and all the accessories you may need, including: Pens/Pencils, Notebook, Calculator, Headphones.

Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11-5
Tuesday 11-8
Saturday 10-2

Richfield Springs Public Library
102 Main St., Richfield Springs, NY 13439
[email protected]

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Chase Memorial Nursing Home Recruitment


You're invited to the Chase Memorial Nursing Home Recruitment on December 5th! 

When: December 5, 2019 from 10:30am to 2:30pm 

Where: Noriwch CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY 

Bring a resume and dress for an interview! 

Learn More/ See Open Postions/Download the Flyer 

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Manpower Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce


You're invited! 

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: CDO Workforce 1 O’Hara Dr. Norwich 

Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application

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College Degree and Career Opportunities Information Session

Learn about College Degrees & Career Opportunities 

When: Wednesday, November 13th, at 2 PM 

Where: CDO Workforce Center, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta 

Misty Fields, Associate Director of Admissions at SUNY Delhi, will be at the CDO Workforce Center in Oneonta and will provide information about the application process, financial aid, and training & career programs with SUNY Delhi & other SUNY Colleges. 

SUNY Delhi’s Information Session is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking information: 
Explore SUNY Delhi’s Academic Programs
Connect with SUNY Delhi Admissions Counselor
Learn about the Admissions Process & Transfer Credit
Discover Excelsior Scholarship-Free Tuition @ SUNY Colleges
Learn about Financial Aid
How to find SUNY Campuses & Training Opportunities
Information about Programs for Students with Disabilities

No Reservations Needed, Walk-ins Are Welcome.

For more information call or visit CDO Workforce Center, 12 Dietz St in Oneonta, 607-432-4800 x 100

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Career and Education Expo - The Attitude of Gratitude


Attitude of Gratitude Career and Education Fair in Oneonta 

You are invited to join the Oneonta Job Corps Academy CDO Workforce and the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce for The Attitude of Gratitude Career and Education Expo. 

When: Wednesday November 20, 2019 
Noon to 4:00pm 

Where: Oneonta/Cooperstown Quality Inn 
5206 NY-23, Oneonta, NY 13820 

Businesses and Organizations - Please Reserve a Table

Set Up and Lunch from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

Open to the Public, we welcome you and your organization/business to come showcase education, careers and opportunities available.

Please RSVP to reserve a table to the Career Transition Service Administrative Assistant,
Virginia Perez by Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 2019. [email protected] / 607-431-1447

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Looking for a Job or New Career? Come to the Expo!

No pre-registration required. Bring with you: copies of your resume, your smile and your best attitude!

Veterans Welcome!

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Businesses Confirmed as Attending:

1. SUNY Delhi Admissions
2. SUNY Morrisville Admissions
3. Bassett Hospital
4. Chestnut Park Nursing
5. Robinson Terrace
6. Chase Memorial
7. Cooperstown Centers
8. Catskill Hospice
9. Bimbo Bakeries USA
10. Army Recruiter
11. Job Corps HR
12. Job Corps Admissions
13. Job Corps Advanced Training
14. US Care Systems
15. Pathfinder Village
16. Birnie Bus
17. Oneonta Block Company

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The Arc Otsego is Hiring!


The Arc Otsego provides support to assist people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to fulfill their personal dreams and ambitions. 

Their vision is that all people with disabilities will be afforded the same rights and opportunities as all citizens and will be accepted by and enjoy participation in the full spectrum of community life. 

"We affirm the rights and dignity of all people and believe that each individual, through his or her unique abilities, makes a valuable contribution to the community in which he or she lives," says The Arc Otsego 

"The Arc Otsego has a mission to enrich the lives of not only the people we support, but of our employees. We strive to be the employer of choice by offering more than a competitive wage; superior benefit packages and the chance to develop a career are part of what makes our Team unique." 

The Arc Otsego is hiring! 

Watch their Recruitment video 

Learn More and See Job Opportunities

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Veterans Business Resource Fair


Are you a veteran looking for a job or to start a business? Are you a business looking for employees? 

Don't miss the 'Hiring Our Heroes' Job and Resource Fair on Thursday, November 14th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Sidney American Legion at 22 Union Street in Sidney. 

Employers will be connected to a viable workforce consisting of veterans who are eager to obtain employment. 

Present information about your company and job openings. 

Employers be prepared to interview applicants, accept resumes, and offer advice about how to prepare for employment with your company. 

Event promotion is targeted to job seeking veterans. 

There is no fee to participate , but registration is required.

A table with two chairs will be provided.

The ' Hiring Our Heroes' Job and Resource Fair will feature representatives from the Small Business Administration, SCORE and local financial lenders.

This event is sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor, Delaware County Veterans Service Agency and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce,

To register and reserve a table contact Debbie Bender at NYDOL at 607-432-4800 x101 or email [email protected]

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Open Interviews - Securitas


Securitas is currently seeking professional candidates for Security Officer openings in the Norwich and Sidney areas. 

Full time and Part time positions available. 

When: Tues., Nov. 5th, 2019,  Noon - 3:00pm

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY 

Minimum Requirements:
• Must be at least age 18.
• Must have a reliable means of communication.
• Must have a reliable means of transportation.
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States.
• Must have the ability to effectively speak, read, and write English.
• Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
• Must be willing to undergo a drug screen.
• Must be willing to undergo a background check.

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SmartGrid Training at Oneonta Job Corps



Applications are due Friday, November 15th for Overhead Line, Underground Residential Distribution, and Smart Meter & Instrumentation Advanced Training Winter Cohort 2020. 

Please see attached application, Wellness checklist, and calendar(s) of important dates. 

Note that the three programs are operating on a staggered schedule now. 


Wellness Checklist

OHL Schedule

URD SMIT Schedule

Questions? Interested in a tour (for centers in NE)? Please contact the Program Coordinator:

Lisa Peck 607-431-1431 [email protected]

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Catholic Charities of Chenango Recruitment


You're invited to the Catholic Charities Recruitment  at Norwich CDO Workforce on Oct. 24th 

Open Positions 

Direct Support Professional 
NY1319351 Responsible for working with program participants, adults ages 18 and above. The DSP will write or assist in writing reports, perform routine household cleaning and upkeep, assist and plan activities, administer medications per orders, and perform related tasks as directed by the house supervisor.

High school diploma or GED. NYS Driver’s license required. 2nd and 3rd Shift 

**Ask a staff person for more information regarding the specific position requirements and to schedule an interview time.

Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application.

Reservations preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY

When: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 - 9:00am - Noon

Interview times are being scheduled and sign-up is at the Front Desk at Norwich CDO Workforce, or you may call 607-334-2201 ext. 127 to make a reservation.

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Staffworks hiring event at Delhi CDO Workforce


Staffworks will be in the Delhi Office Thursdays in October at 2:00pm for on the spot interviews! 

Temporary Production Assistant needed at Saputo ASAP - 30-60 days but could be longer for the right people 

Safe and efficient operation of equipment. 
Set-up, operate and replenish fiber, fiber gluer and/or taping equipment.
Ability to follow standard operating procedures SOPs in detail without deviation.
Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification product conditions. Follow the established notification protocol.
Accurately and neatly complete production records and documents.
Perform product reclaim and rework operations in accordance with reclaim guidelines.
Follow all established occupational health and safety procedures.
Follow all established GMPs and Food Safety requirements.
Cross-train with other departments.
Perform good housekeeping within established housekeeping guidelines.
Comply with federal, state and local dairy food regulations.
Adhere to the Saputo Code of Ethics, actively apply the Saputo Company Values and Workplace Climate Policy.
Work together with co-workers and other department personnel.
Other duties as required by management.
Job Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Strong math skills.
Strong technical skills, ability to operate and understand equipment controls, touch panels and mechanical operations.
Successful completion of drug screen and background check.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated work history.
Good attendance is a must.

Where: Delhi CDO Workforce, 1 Courthouse Square, Ste. 3, Delhi, NY 

When: Thursdays in October at 2:00pm - Next event Thursday, Oct. 24th

Call 607-832-5777 for more information. 

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Resume Writing Workshop in Norwich


You're Invited! 

Learn what employers look for in a resume. This workshop will give you the tools to fine tune your current resume. Please bring your current resume to the workshop. 

When: Nov. 7th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY 

Free. Call 607-334-2201, ext. 127 to register. 

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Job Fair Tips Workshop


Be prepared to attend the Community Job Fair on November 13th at SUNY Morrisville, Norwich Campus! 

Find out how to make a good impression at a Job Fair. Be prepared to meet employers and ask the questions that will get you noticed. Find out what to expect at a Job Fair. Learn how to prepare for a successful visit to a Job Fair. 

When: Nov. 6th, 10:00am - 11:30am 

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY

To register call 607-334-2201, ext. 127

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Community Job Fair in Norwich


You're invited to the Community Job Fair on November 13th! 

Looking for a job or interested in starting a career? 
Want to know what local businesses are looking for when hiring? 

This one-day event will bring high school students and job seekers from the community together to explore career opportunities in and around Chenango County. Attendees will be able to talk one-on-one with representatives of corporate, small business, government, and non-profit organizations.

When: Nov. 13th, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Where: SUNY Morrisville - Norwich Campus, 20 Conkey Ave, Norwich, NY

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Manufacturing Day Job Fair


College students and job seekers, bring your resumes! Talk to company representatives about internships, apprenticeships and full time employment! 

When: Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, Noon - 2:00pm 

Where: Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica Campus 

  • Interactive exhibits featuring NYS products and technology 
  • Workforce development exhibits connecting job seekers with manufacturers 


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Businesses: Register for the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Career Fair



Now accepting business registrations  - registrations must be received by Nov. 2, 2019 

The Commons  
4350 Euphrates River Valley Road, Fort Drum, NY 13602 

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Online Registration Link

Download Registration Form (Must submit by Oct. 31, 2019)

Download Guidelines

Contact Desmond C. Jones, Transition Services Specialist with any questions: 315-772-2048 or Email: [email protected]


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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month


CDO Workforce is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  

The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now." 

Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy. In this spirit, CDO Workforce is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities. 

For job seekers with a disability, CDO Workforce can provide on-going support and disability services resources including informational workshops, job placement, job retention, benefits counseling, and career guidance. CDO Workforce also provides comprehensive services that focus on assisting out-of-school youth with disabilities in the Chenango, Delaware and Otsego area. 

For Businesses who would like more information about hiring workers with disabilities, CDO Workforce offers a wealth of information, resources and supports, including information about incentives and disability inclusion, and why hiring people with disabilities is “good business.” 

On Friday, October 11, 2019, CDO Workforce is co-sponsoring a free seminar: Autism in the Workplace. The Seminar will cover what the Autism Spectrum is, how it may present in the workplace, onboarding and retention best practices, review of possible accommodations, and addressing stigma and false assumptions about Autism. Presenter: Janine Kruiswijk, Executive Director of the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region. Doors Open at 8:30am – Program 9am – Noon, at Springbrook’s Oneonta Community Campus, 5588 State Highway 7, in Oneonta. Register in advance at [email protected] 

As the local Chenango, Delaware and Otsego area American Job Center partner, there is never a charge for CDO Workforce services-- to businesses or job seekers. More information can be found about CDO Workforce services and supports by going to the disability-related pages on our website: For Businesses and For Job Seekers at and the CDO Workforce Disability Employment Initiative Facebook page / @CDOWorkforceDEI.

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ABLE Accounts and Americans with Disability Act Workshop


Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Savings Accounts & ADA Basics for Job Seekers 

Sponsored by the Family Resource Network and CDO Workforce 

Presenters: Kathy DeAngelo and Alan Sessions, Disability Resource Coordinators and ADA Trainers  

Do you want to be more independent, or save money for your dream car, house or vacation, and have a better quality of life? That’s what ABLE Accounts are all about! This workshop will show you how easy and affordable ABLE account are and how they will help you save money that won’t impact SSI and other federal benefits that are critical to the health and well-being of many individuals with disabilities. This workshop will review best practices for workers with disabilities when disclosing their disability. Learn about the American Disability Act and how, when, and if you need to disclose a disability to a potential employer.  

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:30am to 11:30AM 

Where: Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY 

Cost: FREE 

The Reservation link for this event is:
Or, go to, click on "News and Events", "Events Calendar", and then select the ABLE event and make reservations.
Or, call the Family Resource Network to make reservations at 432-0001.

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Connecting Job Seekers with Businesses - All at No Cost to You

Businesses - Save money and time by outsourcing your recruitment needs to CDO Workforce. Our Career Center staff provides employers with convenient, no-cost recruitment services by connecting job seekers and employers. What We Can Do for You: Match job seekers with job openings. Coordinate communication between you, our partner agencies, and the pool of local, qualified workers. Provide interview space at the Career Center if you wish to recruit on-site. Provide targeted or general job fair recruitment opportunities.

Post your company's job openings at no charge with CDO Workforce and get exposure to many job seekers. Your job will be posted to America's Job Exchange, .

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Veterans Come First

Veterans Come First! CDO Workforce New York Career System is proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses.
What does this mean? If you served in the military, you will be:

  • Served first by the next available staff member.
  • Given first priority for jobs and training referrals for which you are eligible and qualified.

Please visit the veterans' portal of the NYSDOL website for more information and the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs

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