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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.

2019 Career Expo


Career Fair Flyer 2019

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Upcoming Events at CDO Workforce


Upcoming CDO events

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ONC BOCES - CNA Training


ONC BOCES is starting to take names of individuals interested in CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA) training in Oneonta. 

ONC BOCES has tentative plans to offer training for C.N.A. certification starting in February or March. In the past this training has been offered during the day hours, 4-5 days per week. Training Costs is $1650.00 includes all training costs & C.N.A. testing fees. 

Training funding may be available through the CDO Workforce based on eligibility requirements.  

Additional Training Funding Available: Youth, 24 or under, who have a disability are welcome to apply for DEI training funding at CDO Workforce. 

Requirements for C.N.A. Training, Exam, & Employment include: Be Compassionate & Caring / Lifting Requirements; Pass physical exam; Pass Background Check & Drug Screen, ability to work evening & night, weekends is preferred. Workers with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To sign up or for more info call Terry Chichester at 607-431-2562.

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Southside Mall Job Fair


Mark your calendars for the Southside Mall Job Fair in Oneonta! 

When: January 30th, 2019, 2PM-4:30PM 

Where: Southside Mall, 5006 Hwy 23, Oneonta, NY 

Participating Businesses: 

• Chentronics
• Burt Rigid Box
• Mallinckdrodt Pharmaceuticals
• Eastern Temporaries
• NYS Dept of Corrections
• Greene Lumber
• Astrocom Electronics
• Oneonta Block Co
• Pickett Building Materials
• Otsego Ready Mix
• Pathfinder Village
• Kraft Heinz Co
• Birnie Bus
• Otsego County
• Sidney Federal Credit Union
• Allied Universal Security Services
• Destination Oneonta
• Catholic Charities Child Care Support Services


To view/download the flyer, click here

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CDO Workshops - Opportunities for You!


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.

You're invited! 

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Active Shooter Situations: How to Respond


Good practices for coping with an active shooter situation

• Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers
• Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit
• If you are in an office, stay there and secure the door
• If you are in a hallway, get into a room and secure the door
• As a last resort, attempt to take the active shooter down. When the shooter is at close range and you cannot flee, your chance of survival is much greater if you try to incapacitate him/her.


To view the NYS Homeland Security and Emergency Services video, click here

To view or download the US Department of Homeland Security "Active Shooter, How to Respond" booklet, click here

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DYK we post the latest area job openings on our Facebook page?


Are you or is someone you know looking for a job or a new career? 

We post new job opportunities for jobs located in Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties!

You can follow us on Facebook here (And please share us with your friends!)

And if you're a Twitter user, you can follow us on Twitter too!


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CDO Workforce - Sidney & Delhi Offices Receive Veteran's Program Award


Sidney & Delhi CDO Workforce offices recently received the Program Year 2017 Veteran's Program Office Incentive Award.

"From July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, your office demonstrated priority of services to veterans by

  • Providing an initial assessment to a higher percentage of veterans than non-veterans
  • Having a lower percentage of veterans than non-veterans exiting from services without a successful outcome," the award letter stated.


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Happy Holidays from CDO Workforce!


CDO Workforce staff wishes you a very happy holiday season -  And all the best for 2019!

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Mirabito Recruitment


When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

Where: Village of Cooperstown Bldg 
22 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 

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

Open Positions:
Gas Station Attendants and Cashiers in Cooperstown
1st shift, 2nd shift

Call CDO Workforce at 607-432-4800 x 100 for more information regarding the specific position requirements.

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FREE OMH Workshops on Social Security entitlement programs


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]

To view/download the flyer, click here

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CDO Workforce Office Hours Nov. 22nd and 23rd


Happy Thanksgiving! 

All CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Thanksgiving. 


Sidney & Delhi CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Friday, November 23rd. 

Norwich and Oneonta CDO Workforce offices will be open on Friday, November 23rd.


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Smart Grid Training - Deadline Extended


Oneonta Job Corps is now accepting applications for Overhead Line, Underground Residential Distribution, & Smart Meter & Instrumentation Advanced Training Winter Cohort ‘19.

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator:
Davelyn Whyte-Jhonson 607-431-1426 [email protected]
Oneonta Job Corps Academy
21 Homer Folks Ave.
Oneonta NY 13820

Deadline for Applications extended to Friday, November 30th, 2018.

To download the application, click here

To download the Wellness Checklist, click here

To view the schedule and/or to download the flyer, click here



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Grant Writer Position at MVCAA in Utica, NY


Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA) is looking for a Grant Writer in Utica, NY.

This position is a Full Time Executive level position with the responsibility of leading the growth and overall development of the agency. The Grant Writer will work closely with the Executive Team, appropriate board committees and community partners to identify new opportunities for the agency that align with the mission and prepare the applications for funding. This may also include assisting with renewal applications of existing programs. This position will also assist in implementation of any new programs.

Starting pay is $50,000 annually with full benefits and flexible hours.

• Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate and government sources.
• Perform research relevant to new opportunities
• Understand the organization's programs, goals and financial needs
• Keep careful records to track proposals
• Build relationships with partners.
• Promote the organization in the community.
• Develop corresponding budgets.
• Ensure compliance with all grant reporting as required by funders.
• Provide stewardship to current donors, including regular written updates (newsletters etc) to funders
• Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

The Grant Writer must meet the following minimum qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; Graduate study in the general areas of communication, leadership development or non-profit management preferred with two years of experience in grant writing; or six years of qualified responsibilities related to inherent in this position.
• Ability to recognize and understand the causes of poverty and the conditional and environmental effects of poverty.
• Ability to research data applicable to project
• Enthusiastic and motivated.
• Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
• Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
• Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
• Must have reliable transportation and a clean and valid NYS Driver’s License.

Please visit the agency website at to view complete job description and apply!

MVCAA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.




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Our November Newsletter is out!


Our November newsletter is out - we've got a lot of workforce news and events to share with you! Plus lots of learning, training and funding opportunities, and an upcoming job fair you don't want to miss too... To check it out, click here.


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Seminar on Workplace Investigations


Effective October 9, 2018, New York State has given a mandate regarding investigating sexual harassment complaints specifically interviewing witnesses, collecting and reviewing documents, documenting findings, taking corrective actions and notifying all appropriate parties.

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.

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Our Delhi Office is Moving!


Our Delhi CDO Workforce office is moving to:

1 Courthouse Square, Suite 3, Delhi, NY 13753

The office will be closed until November 1, 2018.

Email address and phone number will not change. 

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November Job Fair Tips Workshop in Norwich


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 in Norwich


You're invited to come to the College & Community Job Fair! 

When: Nov. 8, 2018, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

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

  • Looking for a job or interested in starting a career? (In 2016, 95% of the businesses represented at the Job Fair had immediate job openings.)
  • Are you looking for more information on higher education?
  • Want to know what local businesses are looking for when hiring?

This one-day event will bring high school/college students and job seekers from the community together to explore college and career opportunities in and around Chenango County.

Attendees will be able to talk one-on-one with representatives of corporate, small business, government, and non-profit organizations as well as College & University recruiters.

Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success! 

List of Exhibitors

Alfred University
Herkimer College
Le Moyne College
Onondaga Community College
SUNY Broome Community College
SUNY Delhi
SUNY Morrisville
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Baillie Lumber Co.
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Chase Memorial Nursing Home and Rehab
Chenango County
GE Aviation/Unison
Golden Artist Colors, Inc
Hospice and Palliative Care of Che-nango County
IBEW Local 325
Matthews Auto Group
NBT Bank
New York State Veterans Home
Norwich City School District
Oneonta Job Corps Academy
Otsego-Delaware Board of Realtors
Pathfinder Village
Preferred Mutual
Raymond Corporation
Staffworks, Inc.
UHS Chenango Memorial
US Army Recruiting Station - Cortland NY
Wagner Lumber Co.

To download the flyer, click here. 

 You are also invited to come to our Job Fair Tips workshop at CDO Workforce on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. To find out more and how to register, click here

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Job Fair in Oneonta! FREE ticket to Win!


Come to the 2018 Southside Mall Job Fair! 

Meet with Businesses from the following Sectors: 

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Seasonal Businesses 
  • Food Preparation & Serving Related
  • And more!

This event is attracting MANY area Businesses who are eager to hire!

  • Over 34 Business currently registered and attending
  • Businesses looking to fill Immediate job openings
  • Hundreds of varied job titles and skill sets to choose from
  • Many opportunities for career advancement and higher earnings
  • Many businesses offering On the Job Training
  • Great opportunity to learn how your skills would fit into a new and rewarding career

No Appointment Necessary.
Dress for success.
Bring plenty of resumes.

Where: Southside Mall, 5006 State Highway 23, Oneonta, NY  13820

When: October, 25, 2018, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

To see a list of attending businesses and job openings, click here

To print a FREE ticket to WIN a $50. Gift Certificate when you attend the Southside Mall Job Fair, 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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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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