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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.

National Voter Registration Day


National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 24th.

Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote on September 24.

National Voter Registration Day takes place every year on the fourth Tuesday of September. The goal is to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities and reach people who otherwise might not register to vote.

In honor of National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday September 24th), the Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) will serve as a site where anyone can register to vote.

Learn More About RCIL Locations Here

Do you have questions about registering to vote? Go to to learn more.

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Celebrate Manufacturing Day!


Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for manufacturers to show their communities what they do, highlight the economic importance of manufacturing, and draw attention to rewarding manufacturing careers. 

To celebrate Manufacturing Day MVCC in Utica, NY, will be hosting an event on Friday, October 18th, from 8:30am to 2:00pm. 

This event is FREE, open to the public, and will feature: 

  • Interactive Exhibits (Featuring NYS Products/Technology) 
  • Educational Exhibits (Providing STEM Pathways) 
  • Workforce Development Exhibits (Exhibits Connecting Job Seekers with Manufacturers) 

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You're invited!

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Raymond Corporation Recruitment


You're invited to the Raymond Corporation Recruitment in October! 

When: Tues., October 22, 2019, 9:00am - 1:00pm. 

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

See Open Positions * 

*Please note, many other job positions available, please see NYS Job Bank or visit The Raymond Corporation website.

You can ask a Norwich CDO Workforce staff person about open positions and schedule an interview at the front desk or call: (607) 334-2201.


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Chobani Recruitment Coming in October


You're invited! 

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. 

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

Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application. 

See Open Positions 

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Job Fair at Southside Mall


You're invited to the Southside Mall Job Fair! 

When: Wednesday September 25, 2019 
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 

Where: 5006 State Highway 23 
Oneonta, NY 13820 

• Mirabito Energy Products
• United Health Systems (UHS)
• Stafkings
• Oneonta Block
• NYS Veteran’s Home-Oxford
• Pickett Building Materials
• Springbrook
• Otsego Ready Mix
• NYS Dept of Corrections
• Cancer Services Program
• ARC Otsego
• US Care Systems
• NYS Troopers
• Eastern Staffing & Recruiting
• RSS Inc
• US Census Bureau

Contact Debbie Bender at 607-432-4800 ext 101 for more information.

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ABLE Accounts and Americans with Disability Act Workshop


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 

The Reservation link for this event is:
Or, go to, 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


You're invited!

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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Local Job Opportunities


Check out these local job opportunities! 

Chase Memorial Nursing Home & Rehab - New Berlin, NY 

Perferred Mutual  - New Berlin, NY 

Achieve - Various Locations

Eastern Staffing & Recruiting - Various Locations 

NYS Veteran's Home at Oxford

Correction Officer Trainee - Open-Competitive Examination



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Why Workforce Development Boards Are Effective In Their Communities


From the National Association of Workforce Boards 

"In the day to day of getting people back to work, we can often forget the importance of telling our story and impact. However, workforce developments boards have lasting positive impacts for communities and their stories should be told." 

  • Workforce Developments Boards (WDBs) are attuned to their job seekers' needs 
  • WDBs are in touch with the needs of local businesses and industries 
  • WDBs have strong connections with local government officials, media outlets, and potential investors 


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Pro-Tel Job Fair


You're invited to the Pro-Tel Job Fair! 

Open Interviews. 

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 11:00am - 3:00pm



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Mini Job Fair in Margaretville


You're invited to a Mini Job Fair in Margaretville, NY! 

Where: Margaretville Telephone Company 
61 Academy St, Margaretville NY 12455 

When: Wednesday September 18, 2019
3pm to 6pm

• NYS Department of Corrections
• US Census Bureau
• Speedway
• Robinson Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation
• Mountainside Farms
• Greenslate

Please contact Debbie Bender at [email protected] for more information.

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Chobani Recruitment


You're invited to the Chobani recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce! 

When: Monday, Sept. 30th from 9:00am to Noon. 

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

Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application. 

See Open Positions

Can't make this recruitment? Come to the Chobani recruitment in Sidney on October 15th!

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Ride on the Peace Train Event


You're invited to Ride the Peace Train!  

Dress in your favorite 60s/70s attire. Hors d'oeuvres and music. Proceeds benefit MVCAA. 

When: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5:30pm  

Where: Adirondack Scenic Railroad, 321 Main St., Utica - Union Station to Remsen Depot 

Tickets on sale at 9882 River Road or 

For more information contact Maureen Murphy 315-624-9930, ext. 2259 

Register Here

TEXT: Ride the Peace Train Event

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ABLE Accounts & ADA Basics for Job Seekers Seminar


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 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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Happy Labor Day from your Friends at CDO Workforce!


All CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2nd.

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CDO Workforce September Newsletter


Don't miss our September newsletter! 

It's jam-packed with workforce news; job fairs and hiring events; learning opportunities; workshops and seminars and lots more! 

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Job Fair Tips Workshop


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 


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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Norwich Job Fair


Where: Norwich VFW Post 2782  
61 E Main St, Norwich NY 13815 

When: Thursday, September 12th, 2019  
please note 
1pm-2pm is for Veteran’s only 
2pm-3:30pm is open to everyone 

For more information please contact Debbie Bender at 607-432-4800 ext. 101 or [email protected]

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Bassett Healthcare is Hiring!


Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown has Food Service, Housekeeping, and Personal Care positions available. Full-time and some part-time positions are eligible for benefits which include medical/pharmacy, dental, eye wear, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, and 403B. In the first year full time employees will receive 26 paid days off!  

Must be flexible with day/evening hours and working every other weekend and holiday rotation. Must enjoy a customer oriented, fast paced environment. Will consider any work experience – Bassett Healthcare will Train workers!  

An Informational Tour is being offered in September. Sign-up at CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., in Oneonta or call 607-432-4800 x 109. Participants must provide a copy of their immunization record for the Tour at Bassett Hospital. 

To apply:

Search: “Bassett Medical Center & Regional Sites”, apply under Bassett Medical Center

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Margaretville Job Fair


Businesses, Are You Looking for Employees? 

Participate in the Margaretville Job Fair being held on Wednesday, September 18 from 3 - 6 p.m. at Margaretville Telephone Company, 61 Academy Street, Margaretville. 

There is no fee to participate. Tables and chairs will be provided. 

For more information and to register for the fair contact Deb Bender at the New York State Department of Labor at [email protected] 

Job Seekers, see you on September 18th!


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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:

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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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