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. 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, Contact us today!!

Virtual Regional Job Fair - Employers Welcome!


DCMO BOCES in partnership with ONC BOCES, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Chenango, and Otsego County Chamber of Commerce will be holding their first Regional Job Fair on May 4, 2021, from Noon to 2:00 pm via zoom rooms.

The virtual job fair platform will include live zoom links for students and job seekers to connect directly with employers.

This is an excellent opportunity to recruit soon to graduate students and improve our opportunities to retain our young people in this region.

Students from DCMO BOCES and ONC BOCES region will be participating representing more than 35 schools.

This event is open to the public. 

Businesses : View/Download the Flyer for Registration Deadlines and More Information

Businesses: Learn More and How to Register Here

More information to come for job seekers about how to attend this event. 

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Our April Newsletter is Here!


Our April newsletter is jam-packed with free learning & training opportunities, workforce news & events, new grant opportunities, featured job opportunities, tips & resources for job seekers and lots more!


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The Workforce Development Board is hiring in Oneonta!


Placement Coordinator
Full time for a grant-funded 4 year Information Technology & Cybersecurity Project based in Oneonta serving 9 surrounding counties in NYS.
This position will focus on Chenango, Delaware & Otsego Counties.

Job Description: Initiate and maintain ongoing personal contacts with a variety of businesses and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote the One Workforce Information Technology & Cybersecurity training grant.

Make cold calls to potential employers; explain the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer’s special needs.

Research newspapers, employment agencies and other resources for job leads; locate jobs for participants who have successfully completed training in IT/Cybersecurity.

Collect data from local employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills, match job skills with applicant’s qualifications; refer qualified applicants to employers and conduct necessary follow-up when applicants are in positions.

Recruit participants from the Chenango, Delaware & Otsego region to support training in the IT/Cybersecurity field.

Keep updated regarding job fairs and internet resources, work with the local One Stop Career Centers for workshops and training programs that participants can access.

Maintain contact with employers & training providers during the participant’s employment/training and report results to appropriate staff. Provide program information to various businesses and update information as needed, provide networking opportunities between agencies to make sure participants receive all the necessary resources to be successful in their new employment, make sure program flyers are distributed into the business community to market career training opportunities.

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Health & Dental Insurance
Employer contributed matching 401 K
Two weeks’ vacation & holidays

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Alan Lam

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We've added a new resource to our website


Healthcare jobs are in demand! 

Entry-Level and High Demand Healthcare Jobs in Otsego County: 

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Home Health Aide
  • LPN
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Aide
  • Personal Care Aide
  • Resident Aide or Counselor
  • Registered Nurse

We've added a new information sheet to our website to help you find healthcare jobs in Otsego County. 

Go Here to Download the Information Sheet (Word format)

Go Here for PDF format

For more information on career pathways in healthcare (or manufacturing), or to download our Career Pathways Worksheet, GO HERE

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CDO Website Resources


DYK about these helpful resources on our CDO Workforce website? 

Free Skills Training

Resume Evaluation

Custom Job Search Link 

Request Virtual/In-Person Services

Resources for Businesses

Resources for Businesses Hiring Workers with Disabilities

Your Dream Your Team Toolkit to help Job Seekers with a Disability along their Career Path

Resources for Job Seekers

Resources for Youth

Community Resources

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Subscribe to our Blog

And more! Explore Our Site

We are your local American Job Center partner. There is never a charge for our services. 


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Free Roundtable: Empowerment: Roundtable of Otsego County Women Owned Businesses


From the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce:

"Are you thinking of starting a business?

Join us for an informative webinar:

Empowerment: Roundtable of Otsego County Women Owned Businesses

Tuesday March 30th at 8:30 a.m. zoom virtual meeting

This is Free but you must pre-register.

Regional Women Leaders will discuss their adventure in owning their own business: how they got started, resources that they utilized to get their businesses off the ground, what they wish they had known first, and how they pivoted their business during the pandemic. Women owned businesses from all sectors: retail, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, food service, and tourism, will be represented.

Some of these businesses are well established and others just opened during the pandemic year. Diversified experiences that will inform you about how to move your own project forward, or ways you can pivot and grow your current business.

Join US whether you are a woman or not, we believe these Women can help you succeed."

Sign up for the roundtable today! When: Mar 30, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Saputo Drive-Thru Job Fair


Saputo is holding a Drive-Thru Job Fair!

When: Friday, April 2, 2021

Where: Saputo Dairy USA Parking Lot

Interviews on site. No appointment required.

Call 607-832-5777 for more info.

Positions Available:

  • Filler Operator
  • Production Operator-Liquefier
  • Lab Technician
  • Forklift Operator
  • Cooler Operator
  • Maintenance Technician



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The American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant Helps Prepare a Future Workforce to Bridge the Skills Gap


Read how the Workforce Development Board's American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) grant program is helping local businesses and residents mend the skills gap and jump-start great careers in manufacturing! 

The program is available to residents and businesses located in the following New York counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga
and Tompkins. 


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Drive-Thru Job Fair at CDO Workforce March 30th


Staffworks will hold a  Drive-Thru Job Fair for Raymond Corporation at Norwich CDO Workforce on Tuesday, March 30th! 

When: 11:00am to 3:00pm 

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce Parking Lot, 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY  

Open Positions:

  • General Utilities
  • Production Operators
  • Assemblers
  • Forklift Operators
  • Tool Crib Attendants
  • Test Lab Technicians

No appointment Required!

Call 607-334-5055 for more information




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FREE Virtual Training offered by New York State Department of Labor


Ready to improve your skills and start on your ideal career pathway? 

NYSDOL is offering FREE virtual workshops on resume writing, interviewing, transferable skills and more. 

Sign up for a virtual workshop today! 

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CDO Workforce Offers Free Training


For Immediate Release
March 11, 2021

Media Contact:  Zoë O. Vandermeulen 607-542-9636

Area Residents Can Build Career Skills Online and in the Classroom

Sidney, NY - CDO Workforce, serving businesses and employees in Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego County, today announced free training opportunities for local job seekers as well as employed workers.

“We provide a wide range of resources and services to our community,” says Maggie Gilbert, manager of the Sidney CDO Workforce One Stop Center. “This ranges from reviewing and drafting professional resumes, to high school equivalency classes, to training for specific careers, to linking job seekers to local job opportunities.”

“Much of our training and support services are available online,” adds Tylena Daniels, manager of the Norwich CDO Workforce One Stop Center. “Our customers are able to gain valuable career skills from their own home or workplace.”

“We also offer socially-distanced classroom training where customers are able to learn and prepare for careers that are in-demand in our area – such as CDL B driver’s license, certified nurse’s aide, carpentry, and more,” says Penny Seeger, supervisor of the Oneonta CDO Workforce One Stop Center.

All CDO Workforce services are offered free. To find out more, contact your local One Stop Center at:
Oneonta – 607-432-4800
Norwich – 607-334-2201
Sidney – 607-832-5776
Delhi – 607-832-5777
Or visit us online at

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March Newsletter - New Events & Opportunities for You!


Our March newsletter is here! It's jam-packed with new hiring and learning events and opportunities! 

...Plus featured job openings, helpful and informative articles, grant features and workforce news and more.  


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Check out our new extensive list of helpful Community Resources!


CDO Workforce's Disability Employment Initiative team, together with youth from our Work Experience Program, have created a collection of community resources for Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego Counties. 

The Community Resource Tool is available for free on the CDO Workforce website and is appropriate for use by youth and adult job seekers, human service agencies, community organizations, and government entities.

There are specific categories of resources and services for individuals with disabilities, including people with substance abuse disorders.

Go Here to see the resources

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Staffworks Recruitment at CDO Workforce


Staffworks will be holding an ongoing recruitment event at CDO Workforce in Oneonta. 

Full-Time Job Openings: 
Lumber Handling
Machine Operations

Call Staffworks for an Interview Appointment: 607-334-5055

Veterans and Job Seekers with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

When: Interviews Start on March 3, 2021

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New Resource: Hiring Workers with Disabilities


We've added a new resource to our library of helpful resources on our Hiring Workers with Disabilities page: 

"Funding assistance available for removing barriers and accommodating customers with disabilities." 

Go here to see this resource and lots more! 


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Youth Mentoring Program


CDO Workforce is excited to announce a collaboration with ASGCR.ORG to provide mentoring services to participants of the Out-Of-School Youth Program, as well as youth with a disability (ages 16 to 24). 

The Program is FREE and can be provided via video communication during this COVID-19 Pandemic. 

  • Mentors can assist you and support you in many areas of your life, including: 
  • Independence
  • Physical well-being
  • Environment
  • Emotional well-being
  • Community Connections
  • Education and Employment
  • Other areas identified

Move forward & rediscover your personal power and self-sufficiency!

For more information or to enroll please contact:
Otsego County: Penny Seeger (607) 287-5861
Alan Sessions (607) 435-0595
Delaware County: Jen Mitchell (607) 832-5784
Chenango County: Jennifer DelRio (607) 334-2201 ext. 100

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CDO Workforce Offices Closed on Presidents' Day


All CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day.

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February Newsletter


Our February newsletter is here! 

We're sharing new grant opportunities, upcoming events and learning opportunities, workforce news and lots of valuable new resources... 


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Workforce Development Board Project Director


The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is seeking a full-time Project Director for a grant-funded 4 year Rural Healthcare Project based in Utica serving 12 surrounding counties in NYS.

Fiscal and programmatic management; documentation of services, project compliance and performance, staff accountability; ability to direct and provide advising to participants; skill with interviewing, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff; ability to coordinate and promote project activities and services with other community agencies; skills in oversight of data management and reporting for project evaluation; commitment to represent the project and advocate for the needs of disadvantaged students within the community; demonstrated service on community activities; and demonstrated commitment to foster a supportive, collaborative climate.

Master's degree preferred in education, counseling or related field; four years paid work experience in program, personnel and budget management, preferably in not for profit programs, with preference for candidates who have experience working with ESL populations and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Required knowledge and experience: fiscal and programmatic compliance with federal regulations, federal program planning and evaluation; budget management; ability to engender strong interagency support; working knowledge of databases and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and other technologies; familiarity with student development and learning theory, academic advisement and college survival, learning styles and strategies; ability to communicate across cultural differences; impact of culture on learning; tutor training and supervision; knowledge of two- and four-year articulation issues; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, and demonstrated ability to implement a service-oriented program in an efficient and timely manner.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Health & Dental Insurance
Employer contributed matching 401 K
Two weeks’ vacation & holidays
Free parking

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Leadership for Supervisors Class


Join CDO Workforce for a Supervisory Training Class! 

When: February 8th, 10th, 15th and 17th
Time: 8:30 am -10:30 am
Where: Zoom-Virtual-link will be shared once signed up for class
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 8-hour course is designed to be delivered in 4 segments of 2 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 in 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 Maggie Gilbert at 607 832-5781 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, .

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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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