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ABLE Accounts and Americans with Disability Act Workshop

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Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Savings Accounts & ADA Basics for Job Seekers 

Sponsored by the Family Resource Network and CDO Workforce 

Presenters: Kathy DeAngelo and Alan Sessions, Disability Resource Coordinators and ADA Trainers  

Do you want to be more independent, or save money for your dream car, house or vacation, and have a better quality of life? That’s what ABLE Accounts are all about! This workshop will show you how easy and affordable ABLE account are and how they will help you save money that won’t impact SSI and other federal benefits that are critical to the health and well-being of many individuals with disabilities. This workshop will review best practices for workers with disabilities when disclosing their disability. Learn about the American Disability Act and how, when, and if you need to disclose a disability to a potential employer.  

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:30am to 11:30AM 

Where: Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY 

Cost: FREE 

Reservations:
The Reservation link for this event is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeU8MFKPIQ1eP03FhCa2hKIFmPw-jsgosKVzP49ljM0n-DtGg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Or, go to www.familyrn.org, click on "News and Events", "Events Calendar", and then select the ABLE event and make reservations.
Or, call the Family Resource Network to make reservations at 432-0001.

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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Autism in the Workplace Free Seminar

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October 11, Friday, Doors Open at 8:30am – Program 9am – Noon at the Springbrook’s Oneonta Community Campus, 5588 State Highway 7, in Oneonta

Presenter: Janine Kruiswijk, Executive Director of the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region

The Seminar will cover what the Autism Spectrum is, how it may present in the workplace, onboarding and retention best practices, review of possible accommodations, and addressing stigma and false assumptions about Autism.

Janine Kruiswijk has been the executive director of the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region since 2009. She previously served as the executive director of the Family Resource Network of Oneonta, New York. She has many years of experience supporting children, youth and adults with exceptional needs, providing community leadership, and promoting policy changes on behalf of families and individuals. Janine has her BS in Sociology from The College of New Rochelle. She is the parent of four children, one of them with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Register in advance at [email protected]

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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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ABLE Accounts & ADA Basics for Job Seekers Seminar

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You're Invited! 

CDO Workforce and Family Resource Network are co-sponsoring a seminar about how to establish and grow your ABLE Accounts and ADA Basics for Job Seekers. 

The seminar will explain the eligibility requirement and how to establish an ABLE Accounts. ABLE accounts help eligible individuals with disabilities save for their futures without jeopardizing their public benefits. 

It is not required that you be receiving public benefits to have an ABLE account as there are significant financial advantages of having an ABLE account that can often outweigh other types of long-term savings tools. 

Also ADA information will be provided about disclosing a disability in the workplace. 

Interested in learning more about ABLE Accounts or about disclosing your disability? For more information about the seminar call 607-432-4800 x 109 or e-mail: [email protected]

To register online, go to www.familyrn.org and click on the News and Events link and then the Events Calendar.
To register by phone call Joleane at 607-432-0001

When: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, 9:30am - 11:30am

Where: Elm Park Methodist Church, Oneonta, NY

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Job Fair Tips Workshop

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You're invited to this FREE Workshop at Norwich CDO Workforce... 

When: September 4th 1:30PM – 2:30PM  

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce Center 
1 O’Hara Drive 
Norwich, NY 

BE PREPARED TO ATTEND THE JOB FAIR ON 9/12/2019 AT THE NORWICH VFW POST 2782

Find out how to make a good impression at a Job Fair. Be prepared to meet employers and ask the questions that will get you noticed. Find out what to expect at a Job Fair. Learn how to prepare for a successful visit to a Job Fair.

See a Career Services Staff to schedule to attend this workshop or call (607) 334-2201, ext. 127

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Workplace Investigations - Best Practices

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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

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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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Effective Workplace Investigations Seminar

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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

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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

Learn More and How to Register Here

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Electrician's Helper Training

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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.

Topics:

 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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Youth Job Readiness Training Workshop

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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

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

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Social Security Entitlement Programs Workshops in Oneonta

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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

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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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Recruiting and retaining active workers in recovery

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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 SouthernTierSummit.com

Don't miss this informative event!

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March Newsletter

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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.) 

**We also post the latest local job openings and workforce news and partner events on our Facebook page and Twitter!  

You can like and follow us here: 

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Professional Skills Training

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Date: February 25, 26, 28, and March 1st 
Where: Norwich CDO Workforce Center, 1 O’Hara Drive 
Contact: Tylena Daniels, 607-334-2201, ext. 128 

Training Topics:

  • Attitude
  • Decision Making
  • Customer Service
  • Organizational Skills
  • Dependability
  • Self Determination
  • Accountability
  • Stress & Anger Management Skills

Be Ready to participte in the Pre-Apprenticeship Boot Camp for Manufacturing Skills coming in March 2019.

Meet and learn from Local Businesses who are ready to hire.

 

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Upcoming Workshops & Recruitment Events

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Opportunities for You!  

Workshops  

Did you know that you can take any of our workshops for free?   

We have a wide range of workshops to help with your job search and securing a new position. Including interviewing, computer skills, resume writing and lots more.  

You can find out about our workshops here.  

Events

Job Fair at Southside Mall - Oneonta - September 25th

Chobani Recruitment in Norwich - September 30th

Pro-Tel Job Fair in Norwich - October 3rd

Chobani Recruitment in Sidney - October 15th

Raymond Corporation Recruitment in Norwich - October 22nd

See our events and opportunities in our newsletter.

See MORE EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES on our calendar.

You're invited! 

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FREE OMH Workshops on Social Security entitlement programs

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Many people with disabilities wait years before they are determined to be eligible for benefits. These free OMH workshops will show you the benefits and advantages by participating in Social Security entitlement programs.

These workshops will also teach you about:
• 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.
PASS plans,1619b, Medicaid Buy-In for Working people with a disability and some of the other underused mechanisms that will be covered. These workshops are for people with any type of disability, however, the main focus will be for people with mental health disabilities.

When: January 4, 2019, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

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

Host site: CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY

Presented by the Office of Mental Health and CDO Workforce.
To register for one and/or all the workshops listed, please contact:

Kate Hewlett ~ Peer Engagement Specialist
Otsego County Community Services
242 Main Street ~ Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone (607) 433-2343/ Fax (607) 433-6229
[email protected]

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November Job Fair Tips Workshop in Norwich

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Learn tips that will help you succeed at Job Fairs! 

When: Tues., November 6, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

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

Become Job Fair ready, including: 

  • Knowing why employers come to Job Fairs
  • Understanding why you should attend one
  • How to Prepare
  • What to do at a Job Fair
  • Following up afterwards

Call us at 334-2201 to register for the workshop.

To download the flyer, click here

The next Job Fair is Thursday, Nov. 8th in Norwich, NY! To learn more about this job fair, click here

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Job Fair Tips Workshop at CDO Workforce in Oneonta

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Become Job Fair Ready! 

Learn Tips that will help you succeed at Job Fairs including: 
• Knowing why employers come to Job Fairs 
• Understanding why you should attend one 
• How to Prepare
• What to do at a Job Fair
• Following up afterwards

Call us at 432-4800 to register for this event.

When:

Monday, October 22, 2018, 10:30am to 11:30am

Location:

CDO Workforce
12 Dietz St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Next Job Fair is Thurs. October 25th 3-5PM!

To download the workshop flyer, click here

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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FREE Workshops on Social Security Entitlement Programs

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Many people with disabilities wait years before they are determined to be eligible for benefits. These free Office of Mental Health (OMH) workshops will show you the benefits and advantages of participating in Social Security entitlement programs.  

These very informative and educational workshops will be explained in simple everyday language, so you can better understand and navigate the complex Social Security system, regardless of how much you may already know about these programs. 

If you are considering going back to work and are fearful or skeptical about losing your Social Security benefits, these workshop are for you! Facilitators Garrett Smith and Regina Shoen, will explain how you can go back to work while still receiving benefits. If you are unsure if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits, that will be explained as well.

These workshops will teach you about: 

• 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.

PASS plans,1619b, Medicaid Buy-In for Working people with a disability and some of the other underused mechanisms that will be covered.

These workshops are for people with any type of disability, however, the main focus will be for people with mental health disabilities.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• Workshop 1 – PASS Plans, 11:30-1:00pm
• Workshop 2 – Medicaid Buy-in and 1619(b), 2:00pm-3:30pm
• Workshop 3 – Social Security Eligibility, 4:30pm-6:00pm

WHERE: Host site: 12 Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Please feel free to utilize the parking garage as it is FREE ALL DAY PARKING.

If you wish to register for one and/or all the workshops listed, please contact:
Kate Hewlett ~ Peer Engagement Specialist
Otsego County Community Services
242 Main Street ~ Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone (607) 433-2343/ Fax (607) 433-6229
[email protected]

To download the flyer, click here

Presented by the Office of Mental Health and the 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, http://www.laborny.jobs/ .

For more job listing options visit: http://www.cdoworkforce.org/

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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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