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.

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

To register, go to

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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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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.

This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.

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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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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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