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Recruiting and retaining active workers in recovery


Southern Tier 8 and the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board Present: 

Recruiting and Retaining Workers in Recovery 

What you will learn: 

  • The Science of Addiction, Julie Dostal, PhD. Executive Director of LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addiction
  • Creating a Recovery-Friendly Workplace View Jessica Vecchione’s new film, “A Slice of Hope: Recovery Friendly Employment” and hear from Ben Riker on developing a recovery friendly workplace
  • Legal Issues for Retaining Employees in Recovery Dawn Lanouette, Partner at Hinman, Howard and Kattell, LLP and employment law expert
  • Networking, funding and partnership opportunities for nonprofit and public sector attendees through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 8:00am - 10:00am

Where: The McKinly, 29 McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY

Cost: $20 per person includes breakfast

REGISTER by 3/29 at

Don't miss this informative event!

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Leadership for Supervisors Class


Join us for a Supervisory Training Class 

When: April 19th, April 26th and May 3rd 

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.

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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Harbor Freight is Hiring


Harbor Freight has a new store coming to Oneonta!

You're invited to their job fair on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 9am to 3pm. 

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

Full & part-time opportunities, flexible schedules, paid time off. 

To learn more, click here

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2019 Job Expo in Cooperstown


You're invited! 

On Site Interviews! Exhibitors to include industries such as hospitality, tourism, healthcare and manufacturing. 

Where: Otesaga Hotel
60 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY

When: Wednesday, April 17th
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Job Seekers: Need a Ride?  

A&D Transport Services is offering a free ride from CDO Workforce Center, 12 Dietz Street in Oneonta to the Job Expo and back. Space is limited, so make reservations now. Call the CDO Workforce at 607-432-4800 ext. 100 to reserve your seat. Special thanks to A&D Transport Services for their generosity.

To learn more about the job expo, click here


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Recruitments at US Care Systems


US Care Systems will be holding recruitment events at your local CDO Workforce offices over the next few weeks.  

They have immediate full-time and part-time openings for Personal Care Aides and are looking to HIRE YOU! 

Responsibiities Include: Assistance with daily living skills; Household Tasks; Personal Care; Errands; Companionship 

  • Free PCA training monthly with paid orientation.
  • Free ACD testing for individuals previously certified (CNA, PCA, HHA)
  • Flexible schedules
  • 24/7 support
  • Offered Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent 1 yr. experience; Successful completion of approved training; Ability to work as a team; Basic reading and writing skills, ability to understand and follow instructions; Able to perform tasks involving physical activity and lift up to 50lbs.

Find out more about open positions and the recruitment events here:

Sidney CDO Workforce on April 3, 2019

Delhi CDO Workforce on April 23, 2019

Norwich CDO Workforce on April 30, 2019

Oneonta CDO Workforce on May 7, 2019


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Job & Resource Fair at DCMO BOCES!


Don't miss the Job & Resource Fair at DCMO BOCES on April 11th, from 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM! 

See Participating Businesses Here. 

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Job & Resource Fair at ONC BOCES


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Don't miss the ONC BOCES Job & Resource Fair... 

When: April 10th, 2019,  2:15pm - 4:00 pm

2020 Jump Brook Rd.
Grand Gorge, NY

See who will be there looking to HIRE YOU!

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March Newsletter


We've got a lot to share with you this month! Job Fairs & Job Openings: Training & Learning Oportunities; Workforce News; Community Events and lots more.** 

Don't miss out! Read our March newsletter.  

Subscribe to get it delivered straight to your inbox every month. (Scroll to the "About Us" section and type in your email address.) 

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Commerce Chenango President /CEO Search


Commerce Chenango, Inc., in Norwich, NY,  is seeking a new President and CEO who will provide dynamic leadership and passionate advocacy on behalf of Commerce Chenango and its affiliates. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (minimum of 5 years)  ·
  • Professional experience in economic development, marketing, public relations, and/or communications 
  • Prior positions to include staff supervision, team leadership and financial performance responsibilities
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and success in business and relationship development as well as organizational growth
  • Current in contemporary office technology and social media
  • Experience in public speaking; engaging and positive personality; energetic self-starter and problem solver
  • High ethical standards and history of maintaining highest level of integrity and professionalism
  • Willingness and availability to occasionally work on weekends and evenings

Learn more about the position and how to apply. 

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SmartGrid Training at Oneonta Job Corps


Oneonta Job Corps is now accepting applications for Overhead Line, Underground Residential Distribution, & Smart Meter & Instrumentation Advanced Training Summer Cohort ‘19. 

Applications are due March 22, 2019. 

Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator:

Davelyn Whyte-Jhonson 607-431-1426 [email protected]

To download the application, click here.

To download the student transfer medical summary, click here

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Job Fair at Bassett Healthcare

Stafkings Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce

Bassett Medical Center wants YOU! 

We are holding a job fair on Saturday, March 23rd, 10am-Noon, at the Main Campus Clinic Lobby located on River Street in Cooperstown, NY (follow the signs).  

Departments will be on hand to talk about opportunities in medical office assisting, finance, skilled service work, medical assisting, allied health, nursing, and more! 

Tours and interviews will be provided. Learn more about current sign-on bonuses offered for nursing assistants, food service workers, and housekeepers. Interested in nursing? 

Come learn about our LPN to RN program and the Nurse Residency Program for Graduate Nurses! 

Don’t miss this important opportunity – we hope to see you there!

Job Seekers can apply to positions of interest in advance on

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ABLE Accounts for Workers with Disabilities


The America Saves Week campaign is happening February 25th through March 2nd to help Americans understand why it is critical for their financial success to make savings a priority. To support this effort, CDO Workforce is highlighting one way people with disabilities can invest for their current or future financial needs is through ABLE accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. 

To learn more, visit the ABLE National Resource Center: 

You can learn about ABLE tax advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families by watching this 5 minute video

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Recruitment: US Census Bureau


The U.S. Census Bureau is now actively recruiting people to work on the 2020 Census. 

  • They are looking to recruit thousands of employees to work in the communities where they live. 
  • These are temporary, part-time or full-time positions. 
  • Hourly wage is $17 an hour for Enumerator/Lister; Census Field Supervisors are at $18.50 an hour. 
  • Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile. 

No experience or educational requirement is necessary.

The website to apply is:

To view job requirements, click here.

To learn more or to view/download the flyer, click here

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Spring Career Fair at Springbrook in Oneonta


Don't miss the Spring Career Fair at Springbrook! 

When: Thursday, March 7th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Where: 105 Campus Drive, Oneonta, NY 

Stop in any time between 1pm and 5pm to learn about a meaninful career at Springbrook. Enjoy free food and refreshments, meet students and residents, meet managers and employees, and interview at the event. Applicants are eligible to win a raffle prize!

To see open positions or to download the flyer, click here

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Social Security will be Hiring Soon!


The Social Security Administration (SSA) will share job announcements on soon. Act now so you will be ready! 


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Manpower Recruitment


You're invited to the Manpower Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce! 

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

Where: CDO Workforce, 1 O’Hara Dr., Norwich  

Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application.

The interview sign-up sheet has been placed at the Front Desk in the Norwich Office. Interviews will be scheduled during the time period of 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Walk-ins are welcome from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

If you are not located at the Norwich Office, please call the Front Desk at 334-2201, ext. 127 to sign-up for an interview.

For more information about open positions or to download the flyer, click here.  

To see current openings and anticipated upcoming openings, click here

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Healthcare Job Fair in Oneonta


Don't miss this great healthcare job fair! 

Where: FOXCARE Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820 

When: Saturday 2/23/19 11am-2pm 


• Bassett Healthcare
• Family Planning of South Central NY
• UHS Hospitals
• The ARC of Delaware County
• The ARC of Otsego County
• US Care Systems
• AO Fox Hospital
• Pathfinder Village
• Chestnut Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility
• Hampshire House
• NYS Veteran’s Home (Oxford)
• Mobile Life Transport
• Springbrook
• Catholic Charities
• United Way of Delaware & Otsego Counties
• Chase Memorial Nursing Home and Rehab
• Achieve
• Hampshire House Assisted Living
• SUNY Delhi
• Cancer Services Program of the Central Region
• The Daily Star
• NYS Dept of Health
• Otsego County
• Delhi Rehab and Nursing Home

Will update as more businesses participate.

To view/download the flyer, click here

For more information, please call Debbie Bender, 607-432-4800, ext. 101

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Manufacturing Instructors Recruitment


SUNY Morrisville Manufacturing Training Institute Recruitment Information Session for Part-time Instructors 

If you are interested in becoming a part-time instructor in the areas listed below please bring your resume and a list of three professional references to these scheduled sessions. Instructors needed in the following areas for Manufacturing Training: 

o Pre-algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Trigonometry

Dimensional Metrology Blueprint Interpretation
o Dimensional Metrology (Inspection of Prismatic and Cylindrical Parts)
o Engineering Drawing and Blueprint Interpretation
o Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Basic Electricity
o Circuits,
o AC/DC Fundamentals and Components,
o Relays and Contactors, and
o Troubleshooting

Mechanical Systems
o Intro to Mechanical Systems and Power Components
o Intro to Fluid Power Systems and Components (Hydraulic and Pneumatic)
o Troubleshooting (Pneumatics)

Mechatronics (Industrial Automation)

Purpose of Recruitment Information Session(s)
During these presentations you will learn about the topics we can cover, the method of delivery and how you can help strengthen manufacturing in our region as an instructor through the SUNY Morrisville Manufacturing Training Institute.

 On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Morrisville Campus from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in Charlton Hall 117, park in Lot H.
 On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Norwich Campus from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Community Room

Please RSVP or direct any questions to Jason Zbock, Associate Provost of Assessment, Planning, and Educational Development at [email protected] or at (315) 684-6133 by Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

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Veteran Services Informational Workshops


You're invited!  



When: Feb 20th, 10:00 AM - Noon  

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


When: Feb. 21st, 10:00 AM - Noon 

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce Center 
1 O'Hara Dr., Norwich, NY 

Informational workshop/ Job Club/ Networking. 

Resources, guides and support provided to the Veteran population by a trained and knowledgeable Veteran Counselor.

Please contact the Veteran Coordinator at the above listed phone number/extension to be scheduled for this workshop.

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Stafkings Healthcare Recruitment - Rescheduled


The Stafkings Recruitment that was originally scheduled for January 29th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 19th, from 9AM to 3PM at Norwich CDO Workforce.

They are recruiting for PCAs, HHAs, and CNAs. Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application.

Positions are throughout Chenango County. Employees will enjoy flexible schedules, benefits, referral bonuses, and bi-monthly incentives. "Come see us and become a part of our growing team." (NY1288850)

Reservations are preferred and the interview sign-up is at the Front Desk at the Norwich office. You can ask a staff person for more information regarding specific position requirements and to schedule an interview time.

You can also call to sign up at (607) 334-2201 ext. 127. Walk-ins are welcome.

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Dr., Norwich

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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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