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Workplace Investigations - Best Practices


This two-day seminar will give employers and investigators an understanding of the tools needed to plan and conduct interviews, gather, organize and review different types of evidence, draw appropriate conclusions, document an investigation and make the right recommendations for actions.
In this seminar, participants will learn crucial interview techniques to gather appropriate and relevant information and how to recognize truthful and deceptive behavior. This seminar is interactive and involves group breakout sessions.

Where: Mid York Library System, 1600 Lincoln Ave., Utica, NY  13502

When: Sept. 11th at 8:30am and Sept 12th at 9:00am

TO REGISTER: E-mail [email protected]
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
$145 per person - Advance Payment Required
Check and Credit Card payments accepted
Please make checks payable to “JSEC” or to arrange for a credit card payment email [email protected]
Send payment to: CDO Workforce, Attention: JSEC, 12 Dietz St.,
Oneonta, NY 13820.
CANCELLATIONS are required by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the seminar. Reservations made and not kept may not be refunded. Substitutions are allowed.

Light Breakfast & Lunch Provided

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Voters with a Disability Resources


National Disability Voter Registration Week (officially July 15th-July 19th) promotes community involvement and civic participation across the country with a focus on registering individuals with disabilities to vote.

Resources and Events

The Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL), in collaboration with Disability Rights New York (DRNY), is offering free community voter education and registration events in honor of National Disability Voter Registration Week. These events mark the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which occurred on July 26, 1990. To learn more about these events, and dates and times, click here

Five Things to Remember About Voting

13 Things Voters with a Disability Need to Know

Informed Voter Fact Sheet

Transportation to the Polls - Tips

Voting Reform

Ways to Mark Ballot

More Resources:

Workers with Disabilities

Hiring Workers with Disabilities



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Career Fair - Fort Drum


Soldier For Life - Transition Assistance Program Career Fair

When: Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 9am to 1pm

Where: The Commons, 4350 Euphrates River Road, Fort Drum, NY  13602

Open to All Active Duty Military, Veterans, Retirees, and Family Members

Businesses: If you are interested in participating, please use this registration link:
View the Guidelines here:

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Springbrook Career Fair


You're invited to the Springbrook Summer Career Fair! 

When: Thursday, July 18th, from 1pm to 5pm

Where: 105 Campus Drive, Oneonta, NY (Portlandville Campus) 

Stop in anytime between 1pm and 5pm to learn about a meaningful career at Springbrook. Enjoy free light refreshments, meet students and residents, meet managers and employees, and interview at the event. 

Applicants are eligible to win a raffle prize! 

Full-Time Direct Support Professional
Part-Time Direct Support Professional
Shared Aide
Teaching Assistant (non-certified)
Special Education Teacher
Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse
Speech Therapist
Assistant Director/Curriculum Coordinator
And many more!!!

See full descriptions and apply online at

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Recruitments - Census Bureau


The US Census Bureau will be holding several Recruitments at CDO Workforce in July and August. 


Census Taker (NY1292059) 

Sidney CDO Workforce, 21 Liberty Street, SIdney NY 



QUESTIONS-please call Sidney CDO Workforce at 607-832-5776


Oneonta CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY


QUESTIONS-please call Oneonta CDO Workforce at 607-432-4800


Norwich CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Dr., Norwich, NY


QUESTIONS-please call Norwich CDO at 607-334-2201


Delaware CDO Workforce, 1 Courthouse Sq., Delhi, NY


QUESTIONS-please call Delhi CDO at 607-832-5777


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New Solar Farm - Job Fair


HardHat Workforce Solutions will be accepting applications for a Solar Farm being built in Norwich, NY 

Available Position: Array Installers - General Labor Construction NY1307835 

• Competitive pay! 
• 40+ hours a week!  
• OSHA 10 Certification! 
• Possible continued work after completion of job! 

Two Locations 

JOB FAIR LOCATION: 1 O’Hara Drive, Norwich NY 13815
START TIME: 1:30pm to 4pm
DATE: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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JOBFAIR LOCATION: 12 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY 13820
START TIME: 9am to 11am
DATE: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Job Fair at Worcester-Schenevus Library


Mark your Calendars! 

When: Thursday, June 27th, 2019 
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 

Where: 170 Main St., Worcester, NY 


• United States Census Bureau
• United States Army – National Guard
• New York State Troopers
• New York State Department of Transportation
• Mirabito

607-432-4800 [email protected]

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Introduction to Welding Class at SUNY Delhi


Come learn the theory and practice of basic welding skills in this hands-on training. 

Participants will have the chance to practice welding with both flame (Oxyfuel) and Electricity (Stick and TIG). Open to both hobbyists and those looking to explore the field. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. 

When: Monday nights: July 15, 22, 29 & August 5, 12 

Time: 5:00-9:00 PM (5-6pm lecture/6-9pm lab) 

Where: The Welding Center at SUNY Delhi 

Cost: $495 per person. Materials and Safety Gear Will Be Provided. 

Call 607-745-4545 or email [email protected] for more information.

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Effective Workplace Investigations Seminar


Learn crucial interview techniques to gather appropriate and relevant information and how to recognize deceptive behavior.

This two-day seminar addresses different types of investigations and will give employers and investigators an understanding of the tools needed to plan and conduct interviews, gather, organize and review different types of evidence, draw appropriate conclusions, document an investigation and make the right recommendations for actions.

When: June 25th & June 26th

Where: MidYork Library System, 1600 Lincoln Ave., Utica, NY

To Register e-mail [email protected]
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2019

$145 per person | Advance Payment Required

Light Breakfast & Lunch Included

Check and Credit Card payments accepted.

Please make checks payable to “JSEC” or to arrange for a credit card payment email [email protected].

Send payment to: CDO Workforce, Attention: JSEC, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

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SBDC Small Business Training Program


Are you starting a business? Are you already in business and need an entrepreneurial “tune-up?” The Small Business Training Program is for you. 

Learn from the experts how to build your idea into a profitable venture. 

Classes take place on two (2) consecutive Wednesdays. Each session is a full day of classroom training beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm.

Both sessions are included in the price of $75.00. An SBDC Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the 2nd session. This Certificate is a requirement of the Otsego County and City of Oneonta Microenterprise Grant Program. More importantly, you will walk away with valuable knowledge, ideas, motivation and resources. 

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Otsego Now Offices
189 Main Street
5th Floor, Suite 500
Oneonta, NY 13820

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Job Fair at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is growing, and invites you to attend their upcoming Job Fair! 

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019, From 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

Where: Mallinckrodt, 172 Railroad Ave., Hobart, NY 

They offer a competitive benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, 4 weeks Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Tuition Assistance and more. 

They are hiring for the following full-time roles:
• Blending Technicians – Starting Rate $17.33
• Tableting Operators – Starting Rate $17.33
• Packaging Operators – Starting Rate $15.87
• Maintenance Technicians – Starting Rate $22.74
• Material Coordinator (Warehouse) – Starting Rate $21.03
*Additional hourly shift differential paid for 2nd, 3rd 12 hour and 4 on/4 off shifts.
• Quality Control Technicians

Please apply online by going to and search by location code USA036 prior to arriving at the job fair. Please bring your current resume with you.

It is required that you provide a picture Id upon arrival.

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Mallinckrodt Enterprises LLC is an equal employment/affirmative action employer.

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Open House - Greene Lumber Co.


You're invited to the Greene Lumber Open House! 

When: June 15th, 2019, from 9am to Noon. 

Where: 16991 NY-23, Davenport, NY  13570 

They are looking for: 

  • General Laborers
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Industrial Maintenance Technicians

Full-Time/Day Shift/ Full Plan of Benefits

Contact Nora at [email protected] or by phone at 716-279-3358

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Electrician's Helper Training


SUNY Delhi and CDO Workforce 60 Hour Electrician’s Helper Training

When:  June 17th—June 27th - Monday—Thursday each week-9am—5pm

Where: ATEC Lab on SUNY Delhi Campus

Combination of lecture and lab classes, approximately 50% theory and 50% hands on learning activities.


 Safety

 Tools of the trade and their use

 Finding and interpreting information in the National Electrical Code

 Trade specific mathematics Drawing and interpreting schematic, wiring, and one-line diagrams

 Ohm’s Law calculations involving current, voltage, power, and resistance in electrical circuits

 Recognize appropriate wiring methods used in residential installations

 Installation of single pole, three-way, and four-way switches

 Installation of duplex receptacles

 Installation of ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles

 Installation of dryer and range receptacles

Call Maggie Gilbert at 607—832—5776 for more information.

All students who complete program will receive basic electrical tools, a professionalresume and job placement assistance.Tuition Assistance may be available. Must be 18 and older.

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Job Fair at Southside Mall


More than 60 businesses will be at the Southside Mall Job Fair - looking to hire you! 

Where: 5006 NY ROUTE 23, ONEONTA, NY 

When: Wednesday - May 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

See Participating Businesses Here

See you there!

Questions? Contact Debbie Bender, 607-432-4800 ext 101

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Amphenol Aerospace is Hiring in Sidney, NY!


Learn about the history of Amphenol. 

"Amphenol in Sidney, NY has a rich history dating back to 1925. From mergers to World Wars to natural disasters, the people of Sidney have demonstrated unparalleled resiliency while leading the industry in connector manufacturing around the world." 

Click here to watch their video Amphenol History in Sidney, New York

Click here to view their job openings 

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Eastern Temporaries Hiring Event at Sidney CDO Workforce


Bring you resume and come dressed to impress! 

Eastern Temporaries is hiring for the Sidney area and will be in our office Thursday, May 9th from 11am to 2pm. 

They have openings for: 

  • Manufacturing Associates
  • Forklift Operators
  • Machine Operators
  • Machine Maintenance

Come to the CDO Workforce! 21 Liberty St., Sidney, NY 

Call 607-832-5776 with any questions.

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Youth Job Readiness Training Workshop


Register today for this free, informative workshop brought to you by Springbrook, CDO Workforce, and The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. 

Sessions will include discussion and instruction on how to find and maintain employment in today’s competitive job market as well as information regarding financial literacy. Students will be provided with a training workbook and an opportunity to enroll in programs to assist in finding employment after course completion. 

This training is open to persons of all abilities, with training content focused for Youth 18 - 24 years old with little work experience.

Class Schedule and Location
May 13, 16, 20, and 23 | 10:00am - 1:00 pm
CDO Workforce Offices | 12 Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY

You must register to attend.
Please contact Alan Sessions at 607-432-4800 ext 109 and sign up today!

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Recruitment: Nurse Connection


Nurse Connection Staffing is currently seeking Oneonta & Cooperstown area based licensed LPNs to fill per diem supplemental staffing needs for business partners throughout the Southern Tier and Central New York regions.

Nurse connection Staffing has bene in existence for over 32 years with over 130 clients and 700 plus filed staff across New York State! 

Meet with our regional recruiters at the listed Recruitment dates and locations: 
- Thursday, May 9th from 9am to 2pm at the Oneonta CDO Office located at 12 Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Benefits include:
- Health Insurance, 401K options, discounts on scrubs & other community benefits
- Flexible scheduling to meet your needs! Day, evening & night positions available!
- Excellent Competitive Compensation with referral bonuses & monthly bonus incentives. Daily Pay Advance Available!
- Access to a full-time Clinical Manager for training and support.
- Personal scheduling coordinator to work with you!

If you are unable to attend, please email a resume to [email protected]

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Social Security Entitlement Programs Workshops in Oneonta

Social Security Entitlement Programs Workshops in Oneonta

FREE OMH Workshops on Social Security entitlement programs hosted by CDO Workforce 

When: Friday May 3rd | 11:30am to 3:30pm  

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

Many people with disabilities wait years before they are determined to be eligible for benefits. PASS plans,1619b, Medicaid Buy-In for Working people with a disability and some of the other underused mechanisms that will be covered. These free OMH workshops will show you the benefits and advantages by participating in Social Security entitlement programs.

• Workshop 1 – PASS Plans, 1.5 HOURS
• Workshop 2 – Medicaid Buy-in and 1619(b), 1 HOUR
• Workshop 3 – Social Security Forms and Resources, 45 MINUTES

These workshops will also teach you how to request a waiver for an overpayment; avoid spend-downs; use Social Security work incentives to help maintain SSI and SSDI eligibility as you explore returning to work; ease off cash benefits and into self-sufficiency; work full-time and maintain low cost (or even no-cost) health insurance; get expedited reinstatement of benefits.

If you wish to register for one and/or all of the workshops, please contact:

Kate Hewlett- Peer Engagement Specialist, Otsego County Community Services, 607-433-2343, [email protected]

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Leadership for Supervisors Class


Join us for a Supervisory Training Class  

This training would be beneficial to entry-level supervisors and team leaders. 

When: May 31st, June 7th, June 14th 

Time: 9am – Noon 

Where: 1 O’Hara Drive, Norwich, NY. 13815 

Trainer: DH Sheldon Associates

Don Sheldon has global experience helping companies achieve world-class performance. His teaching style is hands-on and down to earth.

Course Description
This 9-hour course is designed to be delivered in 3 segments of 3 hours each. The course gives the attendees an advanced foundation of management skill learning. The course engages the attendees in analyzing and using thought leadership and application of these ideas within company applications. Several actual company examples will be used to help the attendees better understand the approach and attention required for good supervisory skills. The students will be provided with copies the slides used in the class.

  • What is Leadership? How does it differ from management?
  • Building Relationships with people in a supervision role
  • Communication Skills
  • Management Systems
  • Personality Styles in Leadership
  • Employee Reviews
  • Problem employees and what to do
  • Strategic Planning linkage to supervisor activities
  • Managing the quadrants for employee potential
  • Project management
  • Personal Goal setting

Call or email Tylena Daniels at 607-334-2201, ext. 128 or [email protected] for more information.

All attendees must be actively enrolled with CDO Workforce.

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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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