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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.

CDO Workforce Closed on President's Day

CDO Workforce Closed February 17-2020

We'll be closed on Monday! Have a great weekend!  

...Have you seen our February Newsletter? 


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Mohawk Valley Updated Regional Plan

The Local Workforce Development Boards of Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie and Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties are committed to providing seamless delivery of services to our customers, recognizing that continuous improvement is critical to the goal of a truly seamless delivery of services. The LWDBs of the Mohawk Valley agree to provide WIOA Basic and Individualized Career Services to all Adult and Dislocated Worker customers regardless of which Career Center they visit to access services. Registration will be completed through the One Stop Operating System (OSOS), and all staff will enter customer activities, services, and comments in a timely manner. This coordination of service delivery will assist
businesses, jobseekers, and employees in times of business growth as well as business downsizing or closing.

UPDATED 2-11-2020

You are invited add your comments below. The comment period ends February 21, 2020.

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Mini Job Fair in Oneonta on February 18th


You're invited to the Mini Job Fair at Oneonta CDO Workforce! 

When: Tues., February 18th, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

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

Businesses Looking to HIRE YOU: 

  • Springbrook
  • Mirabito
  • Price Chopper
  • Astrocom
  • Bassett Healthcare Network

For more information call (607) 432-4800. 

Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success!  

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Staffworks Hiring Event at Sidney CDO Workforce


Staffworks will be at the Sidney CDO Workforce, Wednesday, February 19th, from 10 AM to 1 PM. 

Hiring for all shifts for Chobani, New Berlin. 

Please call to confirm your attendance. (607) 832-5776.

We look forward to seeing you! 

CDO Workforce, 21 Liberty Street, Sidney. Please use main door to the Civic Center. Use stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor.

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Feedback Wanted! Disability Employment Initiative


The CDO Workforce Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) is looking for feedback on two projects that we currently have in the works. We value your input! 



An Invitation to Share Your Thoughts about the Integrated Resource Team Toolkit Review 

Staff at CDO Workforce New York have been working with partners across New York State to empower young New Yorkers with disabilities to build Integrated Resource Teams that will help them transition into successful careers. Can you help us make that project successful?  

A draft Integrated Resource Team Toolkit will be open for community review and comment very soon. Sign up now to be sent a link to the toolkit when it's ready! Once it arrives, take a few minutes to look it over and tell us what you think; we'll even send you a list of questions you can use to guide your feedback.

Are you ready to be among the first to look at the resources, success stories, suggestions, and tools we've collected? Sign up now to be emailed the toolkit link when it's ready for review. Just e-mail your contact information to [email protected] . We are looking forward to your input and suggestions.


CDO Workforce Introduces New Virtual Job Shadow Pilot - Seeking Youth with Disabilities, ages 18 – 24, for this Pilot Program

CDO Workforce is launching a Pilot Project: Effective Use of Virtual Job Shadowing Software . We will be using virtual job shadowing software as one component of the Integrated Resource Team job placement and work experience activities. The pilot project will run until April 23rd to assess the effectiveness of the Virtual Job Shadowing on-line software program as a tool for young adults, ages 18-24, with disclosed disabilities.

The purpose of the software is to improve the knowledge, awareness and skills of participants related to career exploration, finding jobs, and job readiness skills. The goal of this project is to find out how the new Job Shadowing Software can be helpful for career exploration and job search; and to find out how employment counselors can use this software to better support those who are looking for work.

The software has been tested in many settings successfully. We hope to learn what tools serve youth and employment counselors and determine what strategies will support use and integration of into career exploration at CDO.

Project Contacts: Alan Sessions or Kathy DeAngelo, 607-432-4800

Project Outcome Goals for CDO Staff:
>Strategies to successfully incorporate the Virtual Job Shadowing Software into CDO to improve services and supports to youth.
>Data, measurable impact from pre and post-assessment, and lessons learned gathered from both youth and employment counselor; based on the analysis of the data, recommend process to make sure the software can be successfully used by more youth.

Key Pilot Project Questions:
>Do youth improve their knowledge and awareness of careers, education and training, and job skills after completing Virtual Job Shadowing planned lessons and activities?
>Do youth and young adults identify a realistic career pathway after participating in the Virtual Job Shadowing pilot project? (Realistic= understanding of what education and training is needed; and career choice matches personal interests, talents, and goals.)
>Do the job shadowing software activities motivate or guide participants to further job search or job placement activities?

CDO Workforce is seeking 25 youth with disabilities, ages 18 – 24, for this pilot program, Youth should be open to career exploration assistance. Youth that are interested in the pilot should contact Alan Sessions at 607-432-4800 x 109 or e-mail: [email protected] for more information.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Technical Writing Training


Professional Training, provided by trainer Kristin Hinrichsen, LCSW Program Supervisor, Liberty Resources “Improving Lives, Building Futures.” 

The Training will be held on Friday, February 28th, 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm at SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus Community Room.

This training is for Human Services professionals who are Direct Care Coordinators and Service Coordinators Case Workers and Case Managers.

The cost for this training will be $50 pp, payable at the door by cash or check made out to SUNY Morrisville
You must register in advance, by following this link and filling out the online registration form.

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Hospital Jobs 101 at DCMO BOCES


You're invited to this FREE DCMO BOCES Event: Learn How to Prepare for Hospital Jobs! 

When: Thursday March 12, 2020 

Where: SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus 
20 Conkey Ave, Norwich NY 

5:00 pm - Complimentary Buffet Dinner
5:30 pm - Presentations & Panel Discussion
6:45 - 8:30 pm - On Site Meetings With:
- BOCES CTE/Adult Education
- Morrisville Norwich Nursing Program
- BCC Adult Education
- UHS/Chenango Memorial HR Team
- Chenango Health Network Team
- Mohawk Valley Community College


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February Newsletter - CDO Workforce


Check out our February CDO Workforce Newsletter!

We're sharing lots of great recruitments, learning opportunities, program updates, workforce news, tools and resources...and lots more!  

Plus, we're asking for your help and feedback on two Disability Employment Initiative projects! 

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Job Fair Tips Workshop in Norwich


You're invited to the Job Fair Tips Workshop! 

When: February 14th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  

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

BE PREPARED TO ATTEND THE JOB FAIR ON February 20th at the American Legion in Sidney, 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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Job Fair in Sidney

Job Fair in Sidney

You're invited to the CDO Workforce Job Fair in Sidney! 

When: Thursday, Feb. 20th 
10am - 12:30pm 

Where: American Legion 
22 Union Street, Sidney, NY 13838 

Please bring a copy of your resume! 

Questions? Call 607-832-5776 

See who will be there looking to HIRE YOU!

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CDO Workforce Releases Strategic Action Plan


The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Alice Savino, of the Chenango, Delaware and Otsego County Workforce Development Board (CDO WDB) recognized the importance of the organization’s role as a driver, primary resource and partner in ensuring a talented and well-trained workforce as an essential ingredient for the long-term economic sustainability of the service area. 

In 2019, the CDO WDB engaged strategic planning and economic development consultants Susan Payne and Margaret Lawrence to facilitate and guide a strategic planning process. 

The CDO Workforce Board of Directors and staff were actively engaged in gaining an understanding of today’s workforce landscape and the projected challenges. Based on an understanding of the demand and workforce dynamics in the services area, the Board of Directors established mission and vision statements for the organization and also agreed on a set of measurable strategic objectives and an action plan to address the top five strategic priorities.The process provided focus and serves as a guide for the organization’s activities in 2020-2022. 

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Mechatronics/Robotics Open House


You're invited to the Mechatronics/Robotics Open House! 

When: Feb. 6th, 4pm to 7pm 

Where: Otsego Area Occupational Center, 1914 County Rte. 35, Milford, NY 13807 

Learn About: 
Career Opportunities

Who Should Attend:
Students- Parents
Community Members
Area Representatives
Business Leaders & Educators

Featuring: Tours, Demonstrations, Conversations with Industry Leaders

Snow Date: 2/12/2020

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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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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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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

Recruitment & Training Websites