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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.

JSEC Counseling & Discipline Seminar


Presented by Marie-Loree Allen, SPHR, SCP - Director of Human Resources at Oneonta Job Corps Academy.

We all have experienced it: the moment when you realize your problem employee is
going to need disciplinary action. The temptation may be to avoid confrontation
because of a desire for workplace harmony, or to overreact out of frustration & anger.
It's important not to ignore the issue; workplace discipline, when properly
administered, helps your business avoid many common problems and benefits you in
many ways. This seminar will provide you with the skills to professionally handle an
intervention & help you curb problem behavior, uphold your workplace standards and
avert bigger problems later.

The seminar will address:
* Understand the Role Of A Supervisor or Manager
* Understand the Counseling and Disciplinary Process
* Define Progressive Discipline & Common Errors of Supervisor/Manager
* Behaviors Leading to Disciplinary Actions
* Know What Items Are in Your Toolbox (policies, job descriptions, etc.)
* Plan Your Intervention: Define the problem, analyze the cause, background research, decision making
* Documentation - What Should Be Included on the Disciplinary Statement?
* Standards that Administrative Law Judges Apply to Disciplinary Actions
* Feel Prepared and Confident When Addressing Performance and Behavior Issues
* Employee Tactics That Derail Your Intervention & How to Address Them Like A Professional

When: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - Registration: 8:30 am, Program: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: The Horned Dorset Inn, State Route 8, Leonardsville, NY

$60 per person | Lunch Provided by The Horned Dorset Inn

To make reservations or for more information, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANCELLATIONS are required by 4 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the seminar.

Reservations made and not kept will be billed to you or not refunded. Substitutions are allowed.

For more information, click here.

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Come to the Southside Job Fair!


Looking for work? Come to the Southside Mall 2017 Job Fair!

When: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2 PM-5 PM

Where: 5006 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY 13820

Meet with Businesses from the following Sectors:

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Seasonal Businesses
  • Food Preparation & Serving Related

No Appointment Necessary!

Dress for success and Bring plenty of resumes.

These businesses will be participating:

Sales Associates

The Shoe Department
Sales Associates

Five Guys
Fast Food Workers

Staffworks, Inc
Diverse Openings-Assemblers, Machine Operators,
Forklift Operators, Black Tie Wait-staff for One Day,
Food Service Workers, Housekeepers—
and more at various locations in Oneonta/Cooperstown


Associates for Training and Development
Customer Service, Food Prep, Office Clerk

SUNY Delhi
English & Communications
Hospitality & Event Management
Criminal Justice
Spanish (temporary, spring semester only)
Administration & Staff
Dean of the School of Nursing
University Police Officer
Security Services Assistant
Grounds Worker

Price Chopper Supermarkets
Cashiers/Deli/Grocery Stocking

Burt Rigid Box, Inc.
General Labor, Operators

Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Rn, Nurse Manager, CNA’s, LPN’s, Housekeeping,
Laundry, Activity Resident, Dietary Director Assistant

Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care
Registered Nurses, Home Health
Aides, Volunteers

Seasonal Driver Helpers, Package Handlers

Family Planning of South Central New York

ACCO Brands
Cost Accountant, MFG and Distribution

Bassett Healthcare Network – A.O. Fox Hospital
Nursing Support Positions, CNA’s, Dietary Positions

U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
Security Officer – 1st 2nd 3rd shift

Assemblers, Material Attendants,
Engineers, Painters, Welders

NYCM Insurance
Customer Service, Café, General Business needs

Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
CNA’s, LPN’s, RN’s, Dietary Aides, Laundry Aides and Housekeepers.

Northern Rivers Family Services
Per Diem Waver Service provider

US Care Systems
Personal Care Aides

The Arc of Delaware County
Administrative, Professional, Leadership

Direct Support Professionals

City of Oneonta
Police Officer, Bus Drivers


Equal opportunity Employer/Program.

Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 To download the flyer, click here.

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Job Fair Prep Workshop - You're Invited!

Come to the Job Fair Prep Workshop and learn how to get prepared to attend the College & Community Job Fair on Nov. 8th at Morrisville State College, Norwich Campus

When: November 3rd 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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.
  • Learn what a Job Fair is.
  • 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 Member or call (607) 334-2201 to schedule to attend this workshop.

To view or download the Job Fair Workshop agenda, click here.

To view or download the Job Fair Workshop flyer, click here

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Job Fair at Morrisville State College-Norwich Campus


Don't miss this college & community job fair at the Morrisville State College - Norwich Campus!

When: November 8, 2017, 9 AM - 3 PM

Where: 20 Conkey Ave., Norwich, NY 13815

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 nonprofit organizations as well as College & University recruiters.

To download the flyer, click here.

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Employers, You're Invited! Please Participate in the Southside Mall 2017 Job Fair



Dear Employer:

The Southside Mall, CDO Workforce and NYS Department of Labor would like to invite you to participate in the Southside Mall 2017 Job Fair on Wed., Oct. 25, 2017.

This event is sure to attract many candidates!

This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet job seekers and fill openings within your company! Our focus will be on providing space to those companies with seasonal job openings, and this event will be open to the public.

Participants will be provided a table and 2 chairs. If you have any other needs, such as electrical outlets or additional tables, please indicate that on your registration form.

We ask that businesses commit to being available the entire length of the Job Fair, 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Setup is from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location:  5006 State Highway 23 
Oneonta, NY 13820

Please complete the registration form and return by October 13th, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact David Croston at (607) 778-3004 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


David Croston

To download the Employee Registration Form,  you can click on the above registration form link or click here.

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All CDO Workforce Offices will be Closed on Columbus Day


CDO Workforce offices will be closed in celebration of Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Emerging Worker Committee


If you work with Youth, you might be interested in becoming involved with our committee

Under the direction of CDO's Workforce Development Board, the Emerging Worker Committee provides on-going leadership and support for continuous quality improvement for local youth programs.

We assist with planning, operational and other issues related to youth.

We recommend ways to leverage resources and coordinate services.

If you would like to serve on this committee, we meet quarterly in Oneonta.

Email or call Maggie Gilbert
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Saputo in Delhi is hiring!


Come to one of their informational sessions to find out about their open Forklift and Machine Operator openings.

Where: CDO Workforce-Sidney, 21 Liberty Street, Room 216, Sidney, NY

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9am or 3:30pm

To sign-up: Call 607-832-5776

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Leadership Development Training Graduates



Norwich CDO Workforce's Fall 2017 Leadership Development Training class has graduated.

Leadership Development Training is a class that teaches students Leadership skills that will be both valuable in employment and their communities.

Students develop career plans and learn the tools that will provide them an avenue of success in their future endeavors.

Students were presented with certificates of completion for their portfolios and were also given a $50.00 incentive for completing the class.

These young people are now more marketable to employers and have a resume booster that most people do not have.


Photo Courtesy of Daniel Q. Goldman
Youth Services Career Advisor
CDO Workforce


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CDO Workforce Summer Youth Program Wraps Up


The Delaware County Summer Employment Program placed youth across Delaware County in summer jobs in their own communities.

These work experiences helped young people to improve their workplace skills, develop positive contacts and explore fields of interest.

The CDO Staff and Worksite Supervisors worked hard to develop the skills that today's youth need to be successful, not only in their summer job placements, but in all of their future employment endeavors.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve youth in our community," said the Delaware County Summer Youth Program Staff.

"Thank you to Delaware County Department of Social Services/Office of Temporary Disability Assistance, The O'Connor Foundation, and The Walton Fairground Board for making the Delaware County Youth Program possible through your generosity."

"And of course to all of the youth that worked so hard this summer, we thank you for your dedication and participation. May you be successful in all of your future endeavors."

To learn more or to view the participants, view the CDO Workforce Summer Youth Program website.

Photo Courtesy of
CDO Summer Youth website


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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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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

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