Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce Development News & Blog

The Official Career Development Source for Employment, Training and Recruitment issues for Business and Individuals in Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties of New York State.

New Your Dream Your Team Presentation


Check out the new Your Dream Your Team presentation from the recent NYS APSE Regional meeting!

“Your Dream, Your Team”  is a website toolkit to Help Job Seekers with Disabilities along their career path.

The new website was created as a result of the Disability Employment Initiative grant. The goal is to improve career pathways outcomes for youth with disabilities through career training, employment, and supportive services.

The goal of this resource to improve career exploration and employment for job seekers with disabilities, with an emphasis on outcomes for youth with disabilities (ages 14-24).

The website offers useful tools, guidance, forms, and other resources to support job seekers with disabilities and the individuals and organizations who support them, including community-based organizations, employment counselors, Disability Resource Coordinators, and parents who want to introduce their child to a career pathway and prepare them for a stable, long-term career.

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Presentation: Increasing ABLE Account Savings through Employment during COVID-19


From the ABLE National Resource Center:  "This webinar will review the basic rules for funding an ABLE account from contributions and earned income. Information about ease of access to savings and investments to address COVID-19 expenses will be shared, as well as best practices on integrating ABLE accounts into employment services for customers with disabilities. The webinar will also include how ABLE savings helps people with disabilities to begin and maintain employment and engage in career development to maximize their earnings, use of work supports and savings potential, including savings for retirement." 

In this webinar you will hear from our Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) Kathy DeAngelo!

“The most important thing I tell other service providers who work on employment for people with disabilities, is that here at CDO we tie financial literacy into every aspect of our work. And if you are a person with a disability, we want to talk to you about ABLE accounts and use the resources of the ABLE National Resource Center. We really believe that connecting money to people’s hopes and dreams and goals makes it a reality. You can’t have one without the other.”

– Kathy DeAngelo

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Job Fair: Belleayre Mountain - Discovery Lodge


"Stop off at the Belleayre Job Fair on November 7 to talk with our department supervisors about the various positions available on the mountain. Belleayre Mountain is a great place to work, and we’re always on the lookout for exceptional employees who enjoy working in a fast-paced and fun winter environment! Perks include ski privileges at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre & Mt. Van Hoevenberg Mountains, training provided, employee discounts, and you get paid too! Masks are required to attend the job fair."

Saturday, November 7 | Noon – 4pm
Discovery Lodge - 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount, NY 12441

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Webinar: Increasing ABLE account savings through Employment during COVID-19


Kathy DeAngelo, CDO Workforce Certified Benefits and Work Incentives Planner and Disability Resource Coordinator will be speaking at this webinar! 

WHEN: Oct 29, 2020, at 2:00 PM in Eastern Time

"The ABLE National Resource Center (ABLE NRC) continues to provide consistent, reliable information concerning the benefits of an ABLE account. This webinar celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month and will:

  • provide a range of strategies to save and fund an ABLE account as a complement to other strategies to improve health, independence, quality of life and increase employment outcomes.
  • review the basic rules for funding an ABLE account from contributions and earned income. In addition, information about ease of access to savings and investments to address COVID-19 expenses will be shared.
  • share best practices on integrating ABLE accounts into employment services for customers with disabilities.
  • cover how ABLE savings helps people to begin and maintain employment and engage in career development to maximize their earnings, use of work supports and savings potential, including savings for retirement."


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Job Seekers Ready to Join the Workforce!


Don't miss this virtual event...

WHAT: Our First Virtual Job Fair :
WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2020
from noon until 1:00pm

It is easy to register and it is FREE.
Register in advance up until the morning of Job Fair:

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

CDO Workforce Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) Kathy DeAngelo will present a mini Resume Workshop and then each employer will have 2 Minutes to tell you about Job Opportunities they have available.

WHY: Employers need employees and this Job Fair WORKS!

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Start Your Career in the Weatherization & Home Performance Field - For FREE!


Learn the Fundamentals of Building Science and Making Energy Efficiency Improvements to Building Structures.

Gain a Basic Understanding of Key Concepts Necessary for Entry into the Workforce.

At the completion of the training, you will receive:
• OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Certificate
• NYSWDA Certificate of Training Completion
• Work Boots and Heavy Jacket
• A Beginners Tool Kit
• An Opportunity to Interview with Local Potential Employers Needing Entry Level Weatherization Employees

This One Week Class Starts Soon -  November 16th to 20th - Register Now to Reserve Your Spot!

You must be at least 18 years old, must have a driver’s license and High School diploma or equivalency, and live in Otsego or Delaware or Chenango County, NY. Veterans and Workers with Disabilities are encouraged to register.

When: Monday - Thursday, November 16 – 19, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Friday, November 20 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Lunch is provided.

Where: Opportunities for Otsego, Roundhouse Road, in Oneonta

Register by calling 607-432-4800 x 100

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Oneonta Job Corps Accepting Applications -2021 Winter SMART GRID Classes


Please see the updated SMART GRID application with important dates.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a video Q&A (WebEx/Google Meet) and/or virtual tour, please contact Lisa Peck, Advanced Training Coordinator, Oneonta Job Corps Academy: 607-431-1431 or

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Applications are due Friday, November 20th, 2020

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Otsego County Chamber Drive-Thru Job Fair in Oneonta


Wednesday, October 14th 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm 

Parking lot of Damaschke Field, Neahwa Park, Oneonta, NY. 

This drive thru event will allow social distancing- all participants must wear masks, and will receive information from each business at the Fair through their passengers window, listings of current and future jobs will be given as well as instructions on how to apply!

A & D Transport Services is offering a 20% discount for Job Seekers who do not have a car and would like to participate!
Call A & D Transport Services at (607) 433-1726 to reserve your ride today.

See Who Will Be There Looking to HIre YOU!

"Need New Employees? This is a great opportunity to find some new people for your business. We held our first Drive Thru Job Fair in August and the employers involved were very happy with the results. Many said they found multiple candidates and ultimately hired them from that event…. Just what you hope for from a Job Fair!" --Otsego Chamber

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The NYS Workforce Strategy Group Releases A New Way Forward: Bold Actions to Reshape New York's Labor Market//Webinar


Read the Report - Sign On as a Supporter - Attend the Webinar 

The NYS Workforce Strategy Group, a group convened by Invest in Skills NY (ISNY), has released a range of policy, funding and programmatic recommendations to address persistent labor market issues that were exacerbated by Covid-19. 

The report, A New Way Forward: Bold Actions to Reshape New York’s Labor Market, compiles immediate, short-term, and long-term actions for Governor Andrew Cuomo and state policymakers to stabilize the economy and workers; to get more New Yorkers trained for the jobs of today and tomorrow; and to rebuild, rethink and reform that state’s workforce and training systems. 

Read the Recommendations

“This crisis has afforded New York a real shot, and truly an imperative, to be deliberate about how we rebuild our labor market and workforce,” said Melinda Mack, co-chair of ISNY and executive director of New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals. “Tapping into New York’s leading experts, the NYS Workforce Strategy Group has laid out pragmatic, actionable and achievable steps that will ultimately help New Yorkers get back on their feet and ultimately access better jobs. ”

The recommendations focus on:
• Getting New Yorkers back to work by stabilizing small businesses, the working poor and eliminating barriers to employment
• Using existing federal and state funding, state authority and increased coordination to expand opportunity for all New Yorkers
• Rebuilding local and regional labor markets with an emphasis on quality job growth
• Deepening the coordination of economic and workforce development

The NYS Workforce Strategy Group included representatives from business intermediaries, leading workforce providers and advocates all with the common goal of supporting an equitable economic recovery and getting New Yorkers back to work.

The NYS Workforce Strategy Group recommendations follow ISNY's “Accounting for Success: A Blueprint for Measuring the Performance of New York State’s Workforce Development System” report, which aims to guide policymakers in the development of a statewide, 21st century data system for workforce development. "A 21st century workforce development strategy must be able to answer basic questions on the performance of the system to ensure that we are effectively connecting labor supply with labor demand," said Marjorie Parker, president and CEO of JobsFirstNYC, a co-chair organization of ISNY.

"We need your support to make sure that the recommendations that have been developed are adopted and implemented across New York. Sign on today to show your support!"

Sign On as a Supporter

"Join us on Wednesday, October 7th at 10am for a full overview of the A New Way Forward: Bold Actions to Reshape New York’s Labor Market report"
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Event: Hospital Jobs 101


Save the date! 

Wednesday, October 21st, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, DCMO BOCES is sponsoring a virtual career event: Hospital Jobs 101 for exploring career pathways and training in Healthcare.  

Hear from a panel of experts including United Health Services (UHS) and SUNY Morrisville. 


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Drive-Thru Job Fair in Greene, NY


Staffworks is holding a Drive Through Job Fair at Raymond Corporation 

When: Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm 

Recruiting for:  Assemblers, Material Attendants, Production Operators, General Utilities & Test Lab Drivers. 

Held at the Raymond Corporation parking lot located at 22 S. Canal St., Greene, NY 13778.

Call Staffworks Norwich office at 607-334-5055 for more information.

Masks and social distancing are required

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September Newsletter


Our September Newsletter is here! We're sharing upcoming job fairs, featured job opportunities, workforce news, learning & training opportunities and lots more...


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September Job Fairs in Delhi!


Job Seekers: Delaware County companies are ready to hire full and part time staff. 

When: September 14th - 18th,  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm  

Where: Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 5 ½ Main Street, Delhi  

✦ This Job Fair is FREE ✦

✦ Bring your resume ✦

✦ Dress appropriately for interviews with employers ✦

✦ No registration for job seekers is needed ✦

Due to distancing requirements, only eight exhibitors at each event:

  • Monday, September 14th: Manufacturing and Industry
  • Tuesday, September 15th: Tourism and Hospitality
  • Wednesday, September 16th: Healthcare and Human Services
  • Thursday, September 17th: Retail, Agriculture, and Construction
  • Friday, September 18th: Professional Services

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Businesses: Job Fairs in September at Delaware County Chamber of Commerce


From the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce: 

"Join us for our WE'RE HIRING Job Fairs during the week of September 14 at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce." 

Connect with motivated workers for full or part-time employment. 

Present information about your company and job openings. 

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


Delaware County Chamber members: Free, included with your membership! Registration is required.

Not-Yet Chamber Members: $50

Registration includes:

  • Exhibit area under a 10'x10' tent, includes 6' table with cover, and two chairs
  • Multi-media advertising campaign targeted at local job seekers, college students, and residents
  • Access to electronic compilation of resumes of attendees
  • Refreshment area will be available to exhibitors

COVID-19 Safety Precautions will be in place:

  • Only nine booths are available for each event to abide with recommended distancing guidelines
  • Use of masks will be required
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available

Fair Schedule:

Monday, September 14: Manufacturers

Tuesday, September 15: Tourism and Hospitality, including restaurants, lodging, and attractions

Wednesday, September 16: Healthcare and Human Services

Thursday, September 17: Retail, Agriculture, and Construction

Friday, September 18: Professional Services, including financial services, education, and telecommunications

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Disability Employment Initiative Conference Recording Now Available


Road Map to an Inclusive Workforce Conference - Addressing Youth with Disabilities, Career Pathways, and Employment A Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Round 8 Virtual Conference

Recording is availble from this conference streamed live on August 13, 2020

The conference is recorded and available for viewing on our DEI Facebook page

It is also pinned to the top of the DEI Facebook page

And is also available on our CDO Workforce website

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Virtual Conference tomorrow - You're Invited!


You're invited to the Road Map to an Inclusive Workforce Conference - Addressing Youth with Disabilities, Career Pathways, and Employment A Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Round 8 Virtual Conference 

A 1/2 Day Learning Event! 

When: Thursday, August 13th, 2020, 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

We will be streaming this live event to our Facebook page!


CDO DEI Facebook page

We hope that you can join us on Facebook!

Please share this Facebook event link to help us get the word out about this terrific event. Thank you!

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5 Hour Licensing in Virtual, Real-Time!


The 5 Hour Pre-License course is available in a virtual format, in real-time with a live instructor. 

Complete the program from your own home or office space! 

See the photo below for August dates.

*More Fall dates available after August

For registration & Information:

Madison-Oneida BOCES Continuing Education

Call (315)361-5800

Virtual Five Hour Licensing

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Drive Thru Job Fair in Oneonta


We want to help you with your job search and want to keep you safe! 

You wonʼt need to exit your car, but FACE MASKS REQUIRED. 

Youʼll receive a bag to put each company’s iinformation/applications in that are HIRING NOW! 

 When you arrive, follow the traffic flow and wait patiently while others are served. 

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9:00 AM to Noon

Where: Parking lot at The Oneonta Outlaws Damaschke Field, Neahwa Park, Oneonta, NY

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Get the Facts about Cancer with the CDO Workforce


Online Event Hosted by Cancer Services Program of the Central Region 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM 

Learn about breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, how to reduce your risk, and the importance of screening. Also learn about how you may be able to get cancer screenings for free. 

This event is offered in partnership with the CDO Workforce. 

Participants in the online Zoom education event will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Stewart's gas card. Must be over 18 to participate in the drawing. Winner will be sent the gas card by mail.

Send a message to Cancer Services Program of the Central Region for Zoom meeting information.

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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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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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