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Resume Building Workshop for Teens


Please Join the Family Resource Network and the CDO Workforce for our Upcoming Virtual Teen Scene: 

Monday, June 15th, 2020,  2pm-3pm via Zoom 

Are you interested in a summer job or an after-school job? Do you have the skills that an employer might be willing to pay for? Do you know how to get an employer's attention? 

The answer is simple - you need to create your own "personal advertisement" also called a Resume, that shows what you know how to do, things that you like to do, and how that could benefit an employer! 

"The Family Resource Network is excited to partner with Alan Sessions and Kathy DeAngelo of the CDO Workforce to bring a Resume Workshop to our teens! Whether you are looking for a summer job, a part-time job during the school year, a full-time job after high school or volunteer opportunities, we will help guide you through what to include on your resume!

Join us while we talk with CDO Workforce professionals who will give you great tips, show samples of resumes, and help show you the way to make some money."

Registration is REQUIRED!

Please fill out the following registration form to participate in the Family Resource Network's Virtual Teen Scene event.

For anymore information please call (607)432-0001. After registering, an email will be sent to you with the Zoom link for the event.


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FREE online skills training


Get free on-line training to build your skills and prepare for your next job through the SkillUp® Working Solutions program supported by Metrix Learning, CDO Workforce, and DEI Project. 

Metrix Learning is a great opportunity for youth with disabilities and populations such as veterans, young adults, and dislocated workers to obtain work based knowledge which will make it easier to qualify and be hired for in demand jobs.

Start with FREE business and IT courses!

Course Topics:

  • Computers
  • Internet
  • Microsoft Office
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Math
  • Finance …and more!


1.) Go to:


3.) Fill out your information for instant access (For Career Adviser select "Alan Sessions")

4.) Take as many courses as you want for 180 days (6 months)

For more information e-mail:

Go here for Getting Started Guide and More Resources

Download the flyer for sharing with your customers, especially youth with disabilities.

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CREE is hiring!


Positions would be in Albany to start and then relocate to Marcy in approximately 12 months.  

Go here to see all positions in Marcy  

Featured Positions: 


Develop advanced skills through training and day to day experience providing critical support for the engineering and operation of a fully automated semiconductor manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art technologies in photolithography, chemical and physical vapor deposition, ion implantation, reactive ion etching, diffusion and more.


Provide hands-on support performing tasks related to highly specialized equipment setup, monitoring and operation, or for continuous improvement, new process development, new equipment evaluations, experimentation and characterization of processes.

Go Here to Scan QR Code to Apply

For more information about any of these positions, contact Ashley Evans:

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Delaware County Summer Youth Employment Program


Now Accepting Applications! 

Delaware county is currently accepting applications for youth ages 14-20 for the Summer Youth Employment Program. The program provides youth with paid work experiences and educational opportunities right in their own communities. 

"Are you between 14-20 and looking for a summer job? We have a program for you! Delaware County is currently accepting applications for youth ages 14-20 for the Summer Youth Employment Program. This program offers summer jobs and paid educational opportunities for kids right in their own communities. Your safety is important to us! Protective equipment and additional supervisory staff will be provided to keep everyone as safe as possible. Remember it’s the early birds that get the worms so apply today!"

Learn More and How to Apply Here


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Economic Development Director needed at Hancock Partners


Desired Skills Experience 

3 to 5 years of experience in economic or community development or related experience. 

Bachelors degree or comparable experience with a focus on planning, communications, fundraising and development. Ability to work independently to generate internal and external communications with a broad range of community stakeholders, board members and representatives in the government and private sectors. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to maintain oversight and coordinate many moving pieces. Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively. 

Strong relationship builder who can work in close tandem with members of the Board, community leaders and critical stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite Must b.e fluent in using mainstream and Social Media platforms Experience with Blogging and website maintenance and creation is a plus.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Economic Development Director include but are not limited to Build a network of grant funding sources sufficient to sustain and grow this program beyond its 3 year pilot horizon, ending December 31, 2022.

Identify the needs of Hancock residents and the business community and develop an understanding of this unique community Participates in the development of goals and recommendations and implements program objectives, policies and priorities regarding the needs of the residents of Hancock and the business community Develop strategies to meet the needs of the community through research, dialogue and experimentation Coordinates and performs project management, administrative and technical duties necessary to achieve project objectives in the areas of economic development, business attraction and retention, small business assistance and business financing, and employment.

Work with community partners on grant writing for events, community and economic development projects as appropriate Assist with planning and marketing of Hancocks unique local events, including Summer Nights Live and Blues, Brews, and BBQ to local and regional audiences to encourage multi day visits to the area Develop and distribute marketing material via email, social media and other media as applicable, respond to email and phone inquiries Build and maintain positive relationships with contacts in local, regional state economic development agencies, community organizations, and key community stakeholders Work with the Events Planner to determine fundraising and sponsorship needs for events.

Job Location: Hancock, New York

Pay: $42,000.00 Yearly

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May Newsletter


Don't miss our CDO Workforce May newsletter! 

We've got more COVID-19 resources to share with you, plus workforce news, tips for job seekers and businesses, a new free online training program, a special spotlight section on local schools and manufacturers who are helping in the fight against the pandemic and lots more! 


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WKTV Features Our New Metrix Online Skills Training



Go Here to Read the Article and See the Video 

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Free Online Skills Training for Job Seekers and Businesses


FREE Metrix Skills Training Available! 

The Workforce Development Board Herkimer, Madison, Oneida and Chenango, Delaware & Otsego Workforce Board now offer Metrix® online training free of charge to all businesses and unemployed and underemployed residents in these six counties.

Metrix Learning® is a comprehensive learning platform that helps set job seekers up for success. Job seekers can gain skills and keep current skills fresh, helping their resumes stand out and readying them for re-entry into a new job market.

Along with online skill training, the platform also offers career exploration tools, career pathways, job search tools, and assessments, giving job seekers a clear picture of where they are and what skills they need to gain to get them where they want to be.

The Metrix® platform helps job seekers progressively build their skills in an easy to understand format, using interactive modules that include videos and quizzes. Job seekers can track their progress, achieving course completion certificates and earning skill badges that help potential employers take notice when considering how a candidate can bring value to their team.

Job seekers can take an unlimited amount of classes and can choose from more than 5,000 workplace skills, business and IT courses. Topics are wide-ranging, including Microsoft Office, sales, software, workplace skills, and many more.

The platform can also help businesses who are having trouble finding qualified candidates or are looking to update their employees’ skills. The WDB and its local American Job Center offices in HMO and CDO offer services to residents to help strengthen the workforce and help workers prepare for and achieve meaningful careers. While in-person services are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WDB, HMO Working Solutions, and CDO Workforce continue to assist job seekers and businesses by way of virtual services.

In Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, Metrix training and other virtual services can be requested at:

In Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties, Metrix training and other virtual services can be requested at: (For Metrix Training: go to For Job Seekers>Training Resources.)

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Free Workshops


Ten free online workshops!

They are self-paced programs and are available between now and June 30th. Course work needs to be complete by June 30th. 

The courses are: • Creating Web Pages • Creating WordPress Websites • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management • Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search • Keys to Effective Communication • Managing Customer Service • Marketing Your Business on the Internet • Personal Finance • Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring • Individual Excellence

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CREE invites you to apply for this Manufacturing Operator position!


"How would you like to be a part of starting up the world’s largest, most state-of-the-art, automotive-qualified SiC wafer fab? 

We’re looking for passionate top-performers to join us at our fab facilities in New York as we qualify toolsets and design a 480,000 square-foot fab with over 100,000 square-feet of clean room space. If you want to be a pioneer with one of the most pivotal technologies of our time, Silicon Carbide, then you’re looking in the right place." 

This position will be based out of Albany, NY but will relocate to Marcy, NY in 2021/2022. 


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Recording Clerk Exam - Chenango County


Examination Date: May 16, 2020 

Applications accepted through: 5:00 P.M. April 30, 2020 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fluidity of the current COVID 19 situation, the exam administration date may be postponed. Approved applicants will be notified if this happens. The last filing date will not change. 

See Details Here

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Virtual Workshops During the week of April 6th

Register Now for these Valuable Workshops happening next week!

Email Stacey Smith for an invitation code  

Virtual workshops week of April 6

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Upcoming Virtual Workshops

Register Now for these Virtual Workshops!

Virtual Workshops

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CNA Class

Certified Nurse Assisting Class April 2020

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Mini Job Fair in Oneonta - March 20th

Due to unforeseen circumstance the Southside Mall Mini Seasonal Mini Job Fair scheduled for (3-20-20) at The Southside Mall in Oneonta has been cancelled.


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Southside Mall Seasonal Mini Job Fair


This event has been canceled.

When: Friday, March 20th 
2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Where: Southside Mall 
5006 State Highway 23 
Oneonta, NY 13820 

Meet with Major Businesses from the local area!

Job openings in Retail, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Service, Trades and Government

Many Seasonal job opportunities.

Businesses are eager to hire!

No Appointment Necessary.
Dress for success.
Bring plenty of resumes.

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Canceled: JOB Fair at DCMO BOCES Chenango Campus



The 2020 Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. 

Their campus offers fourteen Career and Technical Education (CTE) training programs that prepare students to enter the full time world of work after high school. 

NEW for 2020, they are offering an interviewing room where recruiters have the opportunity to meet with prospective candidates. Interviews will be approximately 15 minutes in length and students will have the opportunity to sign up in advance or on the day of the event. If you wish to participate in the "instant interview" portion of the event, please be sure to indicate so in the registration form below. 

You may register online at, or complete a pdf version of the form. Completed forms can be emailed to, faxed or mailed to the address above, Attn: Sonnet Constable, by March 13, 2020. Please call Sonnet Constable at 607-335-1415 with any questions.

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Canceled: Job Fair Expo in Oneonta March 31st


You're invited to the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Job Fair Expo in Oneonta!  This event has been canceled.

When: Tues., March 31st
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

This is for all Job Opportunities: part time, full time, special events, internships and volunteering opportunities as well.

"This is a great way to reach out to the community and let potential employees know what you are looking for."

For questions and more information please contact Barbara Ann Heegan:

Learn More Here

Download the Registration Form - Deadline to Register is Friday, March 6, 2020

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Mini Job Fair in Oneonta on February 18th


You're invited to the Mini Job Fair at Oneonta CDO Workforce! 

When: Tues., February 18th, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Where: CDO Workforce Oneonta, 12 Dietz Street., Oneonta, NY 

Businesses Looking to HIRE YOU: 

  • Springbrook
  • Mirabito
  • Price Chopper
  • Astrocom
  • Bassett Healthcare Network

For more information call (607) 432-4800. 

Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success!  

See Job Openings and/or Download the Flyer


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Staffworks Hiring Event at Sidney CDO Workforce


Staffworks will be at the Sidney CDO Workforce, Wednesday, February 19th, from 10 AM to 1 PM. 

Hiring for all shifts for Chobani, New Berlin. 

Please call to confirm your attendance. (607) 832-5776.

We look forward to seeing you! 

CDO Workforce, 21 Liberty Street, Sidney. Please use main door to the Civic Center. Use stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor.

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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, .

For more job listing options visit:

CDO Workforce New York Job, Career Development and Resource Websites

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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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