CDO Workforce News & Blog

Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce 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.

CDO Workforce Hours Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 20th. 

Oneonta and Norwich CDO Workforce Offices are closed. 

Sidney and Delhi CDO Workforce offices are open. 

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US Census Bureau Recruitment


You're invited to the US Census Bureau Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce! 

When: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:00 AM To Noon 

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Dr., Norwich, NY 13815 

US Census staff will be available to answer questions regarding online applications and to provide assistance. 

Jobs Currently Available: 

Census Taker (NY1292058)

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

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January Newsletter


Don't miss our January newsletter! 

We've got a new dislocated worker/opioid grant to tell you about - plus valuable upcoming opportunities and learning events, workforce news, partner news and lots more! 





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Happy Holidays From CDO Workforce!

Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year from your Friends at CDO Workforce! 

Happy Holidays from all of us here at CDO Workforce!! 

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What is Employment Counseling?


What it is, what to expect and how we can help 

• Have you been unemployed longer than anticipated? 
• Have you been unable to get job interviews? 
• Do you suspect your resume isn’t working for you? 
• Thinking of a career change? 
• Getting interviews but not the job? 

We can help! How?

• By assisting you with improving your interview techniques!
• By developing a resume that will showcase your skills and experience that will be noticed by employers!
• By helping you explore career options that will meet your long-term needs!
• By showing how to write effective cover letters and utilizing them to your advantage!
• By identifying and working with possible barriers to your employment!

Schedule an appointment with our Employment Counselor by calling 432-4800 ext. 117 (Oneonta) or 334-2201 ext.106 (Norwich)!

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RFQ - AmeriCorps Program


The Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York (UMHA) invites interested parties to submit proposals for AmeriCorps Program Evaluation Consultant for its nationally recognized AmeriCorps program. 

AmeriCorps is a national service program which deploys paid volunteers to alleviate poverty and address issues of homelessness, unemployment, and financial literacy. 

UMHA intends to select an independent contractor to provide AmeriCorps program evaluation services to include a review of 2019 program data and stakeholder surveys as well as on-going process evaluation services to ensure that the program is meeting its outcomes. 

The successful applicant must begin work immediately upon notification of the contract. This is an expedited procurement action.

All proposals must be emailed in the form of a pdf and received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 7, 2020.

Proposals should be emailed to: [email protected]

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) may be obtained during normal business hours at the Central Offices of the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York, located at Perretta Twin Towers, 509 Second Street, Utica, New York 13501.

This RFQ may be obtained by sending an email with the subject line – RFQ - to: [email protected]

You can also download the RFP at

For questions, please call John Furman at 315.982.3731.

You can check the blog for updates on the RFP.

The Housing Authority may reject any and all proposals, re-advertise, postpone, or cancel this RFQ at any time at its discretion. The Housing Authority has the right to waive any and all formalities related to this RFQ. The Housing Authority is committed to equal opportunity in its procurement actions.

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Stafkings Healthcare Systems Recruitment


You're invited to the Stafkings Healthcare Systems Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce! 

When: Tues., January 21st from 9:00am - Noon  

Where: 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY  

Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application.  Reservations preferred. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Open Positions: 
PCAs and HHAs and CNAs and Caregivers
First and Second Shift available
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."


You can ask a staff person for more information regarding the specific position requirements and to schedule an interview time.

For more information, call 607-334-2201.

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5 Hour Pre-Licensing Courses at SUNY Delhi


Course required to schedule a driving test in NY. 
Learn the rules of the road and safe driving principles. 
You MUST have your learner’s permit to participate. 

Classes will be held on the SUNY Delhi campus. 
Details on room location will be provided upon registration. 

$35 per student. Non-refundable. 

Registration is required. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020:
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020:
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Monday, March 9 & Tuesday, March10, 2020:
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. both days
Saturday, April 18, 2020:
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5 & Wednesday, May 6, 2020:
6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. both days

To learn more and how to register, click here. 

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Drone Pilot Training at Oneonta Job Corps Academy


Now taking applications for Spring 2020

Oneonta Job Corps in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College, SkyOp, and the Albert S. Nader Regional Airport (formerly Oneonta Municipal Airport) is offering its 4th Drone Pilot advanced training class in March 2020. Ten students will prepare for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam to become a licensed commercial drone pilot. 

This is a 300-hour training program that consists of the following modules: 

• Introduction to SUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems)
• Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Test
• Hands-On DJI Phantom Training
• Introduction to Photo & Video Drone Production
• Understanding Autonomous Flight Uses and Applications
• Introduction to Pix4D Graphical Information System

Eligibility – (Application attached) Students who are 18 years of age, have TABE Reading & Math scores of 580, have completed a Career Technical Trade in any field, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, are medically fit to be a pilot, and are non-smokers (Oneonta JC is a Smoke & Tobacco Free campus), are eligible to apply. Preference is given to those students in the following areas:

• Military Pathway (Please submit ASVAB test score)
• Information Technology
• Security
• Construction

Please check out the attached drone report from Goldman Sachs on market size and growth expectations:

Questions? – Please contact Lisa Peck at 607-431-1431; [email protected]

Download Drone Application

Download Training Schedule

Download Wellness Checklist


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Executive Director Position at Chenango Health Network


Chenango Health Network is seeking an Executive Director in Norwich, NY. 

Preferred requirements: MPH, MPA or MSW  

"Seeking visionary leader for effective administration of a community-based rural health network. Proven experience with health care reform and planning, grant writing and grant management. Collaboration with government agencies, elected officials, hospitals, and non-profits. Competitive salary and benefits, EOE." 

Submit cover letter of interest and resume in PDF to: Search Committee at 
[email protected]

Learn More/See Job Description

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New Workshops Coming In January


Starting in January, CDO Workforce will be offering three new workshops! 

CIVIL SERVICE: Learn how to locate job openings and listings for State, County and Federal employment.  

EXPERIENCED WORKER: Have you been told you are “too experienced” or feel that chronological age is a barrier? This workshop will offer tips to highlight your skills and may increase your success in your job search. 

TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS: Participants will learn the value of and how to identify their transferrable skills and how it relates to their job search process. 

CDO Workforce is your American Job Center partner; there is NEVER A CHARGE for our workshops or services.

Learn more about these and other workshops and how to register.


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CANCELED: STAFKINGS Heathcare Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce



It is anticipated that the recruitment will be rescheduled for January 2020.

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

When: Tuesday, Dec. 17th 

Where: 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY   

Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application.  
Reservations preferred. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Open Positions: 
PCAs and HHAs and CNAs and Caregivers
First and Second Shift available
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."


Ask a staff person for more information regarding the specific position requirements and to schedule an interview time. (607) 334-2201

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Deadline Extended! SmartGrid Training at Oneonta Job Corps



Applications are due December 18th, 2019 for the SMART GRID Underground Residential Distribution Advanced Electrical Trade Program. 

Please see attached application, Wellness checklist, and calendar(s) of important dates. 


Wellness Checklist

OHL Schedule

URD SMIT Schedule

Questions? Interested in a tour (for centers in NE)? Please contact the Program Coordinator:

Lisa Peck 607-431-1431 [email protected]

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Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at CDO Workforce! 

All CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th. 

Please Note: 
Norwich and Oneonta CDO Workforce offices are open the day after Thanksgiving. Sidney and Delhi CDO Workforce offices are closed the day after Thanksgiving. 

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December Newsletter


Don't miss our December newsletter! 

This month we're featuring a special Spotlight on Manufacturing Section-- and lots of recruitment events and learning opportunities, workforce news, partner and program news and more! 

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Leadership for Supervisors Class - Sidney CDO Workforce

Join us for a Supervisory Training Class 

When: Dec. 16th, 19th and 23rd, 9:00am - Noon 

Where: CDO Workforce, 21 Liberty St., Sidney, NY  

Course Description  

This 9-hour course is designed to be delivered in 3 segments of 3 hours each. The course gives the attendees an advance 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 of the slides used in the class. 

Call or email Maggie Gilbert at 607-832-5781, [email protected] for more information. 

All attendees must be actively enrolled with CDO Workforce. 

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You're invited to the Arc Otsego Career Fair


Are you interested in joining their Team? They'd  love to hear from you! 

The Arc Otsego is hosting a career fair on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 from 11:00a-6:00p at their Academy Street location. They would like to welcome the community to learn more about their Agency, meet their Team and explore their current career opportunities. 

"There have been several exciting changes within our Agency recently and we want to share them with our friends and neighbors. From improving our outstanding benefits package, DOUBLING our referral program and giving thanks to our hard working Team by sharing resources when rates and funding allow. We plan to continue our mission to enrich the lives of everyone within our Agency. 

We work hard, we work together and we make a difference. It’s your time to shine; come Achieve With Us!" 

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Make Carpentry Your Career - Info Sessions


You're invited to the Carpenters' Union Info Sessions.  

"This is your first step for a great opportunity to join the Carpenters’ Union. Our goal is to recruit, train, and employ the next generation of skilled carpenters in the State of New York." 

Binghamton Info Session: Dec. 2, 2019, 6:00pm, 23 Market St., Binghamton, NY. For more information call 315-455-5797. 

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Utica Info Session: Dec. 2, 2019, 6:00pm, 207 Genesee St., Utica, NY. For more information call 315-455-5797. 

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GED Classes at Richfield Springs Public Library


Starting in January 2020! 

Offered by the Richfield Springs Public Library & Maple Lane Consultants 

The Classes 
The GED prep classes will be offered starting in January 2020 and will be based on the schedule of participants. Class enrollment will be on a rolling basis. 

Signing Up 
Participants must be over 16 years of age. An application must be completed online or in person prior to classes beginning. You can sign up at the Richfield Springs Public Library or at

What’s Included
This class includes a GED prep book, access to a computer (during class time) and all the accessories you may need, including: Pens/Pencils, Notebook, Calculator, Headphones.

Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11-5
Tuesday 11-8
Saturday 10-2

Richfield Springs Public Library
102 Main St., Richfield Springs, NY 13439
[email protected]

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Chase Memorial Nursing Home Recruitment


You're invited to the Chase Memorial Nursing Home Recruitment on December 5th! 

When: December 5, 2019 from 10:30am to 2:30pm 

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

Bring a resume and dress for an interview! 

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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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Training and Upcoming Events

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View our event calendar.

You can also visit the NYS Dept of Labor website for additional Workshop information, click here

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

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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