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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.

Electrician's Helper Training


SUNY Delhi and CDO Workforce 60 Hour Electrician’s Helper Training

When:  June 17th—June 27th - Monday—Thursday each week-9am—5pm

Where: ATEC Lab on SUNY Delhi Campus

Combination of lecture and lab classes, approximately 50% theory and 50% hands on learning activities.


 Safety

 Tools of the trade and their use

 Finding and interpreting information in the National Electrical Code

 Trade specific mathematics Drawing and interpreting schematic, wiring, and one-line diagrams

 Ohm’s Law calculations involving current, voltage, power, and resistance in electrical circuits

 Recognize appropriate wiring methods used in residential installations

 Installation of single pole, three-way, and four-way switches

 Installation of duplex receptacles

 Installation of ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles

 Installation of dryer and range receptacles

Call Maggie Gilbert at 607—832—5776 for more information.

All students who complete program will receive basic electrical tools, a professionalresume and job placement assistance.Tuition Assistance may be available. Must be 18 and older.

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Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)


CDO Workforce would like to announce our new Facebook Page focusing on disability news and resources. 

You can check out the page here - And please Like and Share.

Thank you!

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Job Fair at Southside Mall


More than 60 businesses will be at the Southside Mall Job Fair - looking to hire you! 

Where: 5006 NY ROUTE 23, ONEONTA, NY 

When: Wednesday - May 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

See Participating Businesses Here

See you there!

Questions? Contact Debbie Bender, 607-432-4800 ext 101

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Amphenol Aerospace is Hiring in Sidney, NY!


Learn about the history of Amphenol. 

"Amphenol in Sidney, NY has a rich history dating back to 1925. From mergers to World Wars to natural disasters, the people of Sidney have demonstrated unparalleled resiliency while leading the industry in connector manufacturing around the world." 

Click here to watch their video Amphenol History in Sidney, New York

Click here to view their job openings 

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Eastern Temporaries Hiring Event at Sidney CDO Workforce


Bring you resume and come dressed to impress! 

Eastern Temporaries is hiring for the Sidney area and will be in our office Thursday, May 9th from 11am to 2pm. 

They have openings for: 

  • Manufacturing Associates
  • Forklift Operators
  • Machine Operators
  • Machine Maintenance

Come to the CDO Workforce! 21 Liberty St., Sidney, NY 

Call 607-832-5776 with any questions.

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May Newsletter


Check out our CDO Workforce May Newsletter! 

It's chock-full of recruitments, learning and training opportunities, program and workforce news, informative articles and tips and lots more. 

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Youth Job Readiness Training Workshop


Register today for this free, informative workshop brought to you by Springbrook, CDO Workforce, and The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. 

Sessions will include discussion and instruction on how to find and maintain employment in today’s competitive job market as well as information regarding financial literacy. Students will be provided with a training workbook and an opportunity to enroll in programs to assist in finding employment after course completion. 

This training is open to persons of all abilities, with training content focused for Youth 18 - 24 years old with little work experience.

Class Schedule and Location
May 13, 16, 20, and 23 | 10:00am - 1:00 pm
CDO Workforce Offices | 12 Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY

You must register to attend.
Please contact Alan Sessions at 607-432-4800 ext 109 and sign up today!

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Recruitment: Nurse Connection


Nurse Connection Staffing is currently seeking Oneonta & Cooperstown area based licensed LPNs to fill per diem supplemental staffing needs for business partners throughout the Southern Tier and Central New York regions.

Nurse connection Staffing has bene in existence for over 32 years with over 130 clients and 700 plus filed staff across New York State! 

Meet with our regional recruiters at the listed Recruitment dates and locations: 
- Thursday, May 9th from 9am to 2pm at the Oneonta CDO Office located at 12 Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Benefits include:
- Health Insurance, 401K options, discounts on scrubs & other community benefits
- Flexible scheduling to meet your needs! Day, evening & night positions available!
- Excellent Competitive Compensation with referral bonuses & monthly bonus incentives. Daily Pay Advance Available!
- Access to a full-time Clinical Manager for training and support.
- Personal scheduling coordinator to work with you!

If you are unable to attend, please email a resume to [email protected]

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Social Security Entitlement Programs Workshops in Oneonta

Social Security Entitlement Programs Workshops in Oneonta

FREE OMH Workshops on Social Security entitlement programs hosted by CDO Workforce 

When: Friday May 3rd | 11:30am to 3:30pm  

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

Many people with disabilities wait years before they are determined to be eligible for 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 free OMH workshops will show you the benefits and advantages by participating in Social Security entitlement programs.

• Workshop 1 – PASS Plans, 1.5 HOURS
• Workshop 2 – Medicaid Buy-in and 1619(b), 1 HOUR
• Workshop 3 – Social Security Forms and Resources, 45 MINUTES

These workshops will also teach you how to 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.

If you wish to register for one and/or all of the workshops, please contact:

Kate Hewlett- Peer Engagement Specialist, Otsego County Community Services, 607-433-2343, [email protected]

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Leadership for Supervisors Class


Join us for a Supervisory Training Class  

This training would be beneficial to entry-level supervisors and team leaders. 

When: May 31st, June 7th, June 14th 

Time: 9am – Noon 

Where: 1 O’Hara Drive, Norwich, NY. 13815 

Trainer: DH Sheldon Associates

Don Sheldon has global experience helping companies achieve world-class performance. His teaching style is hands-on and down to earth.

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

  • What is Leadership? How does it differ from management?
  • Building Relationships with people in a supervision role
  • Communication Skills
  • Management Systems
  • Personality Styles in Leadership
  • Employee Reviews
  • Problem employees and what to do
  • Strategic Planning linkage to supervisor activities
  • Managing the quadrants for employee potential
  • Project management
  • Personal Goal setting

Call or email Tylena Daniels at 607-334-2201, ext. 128 or [email protected] for more information.

All attendees must be actively enrolled with CDO Workforce.

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Announcing the Trailing Partner Initiative


Dear Regional Employer Partner, 

Have you ever had the experience of having the perfect recruit apply for a position with your company only to have the prospective employee decide to reject your offer due to concerns about opportunities both personal and professional for their partner? 

Let us help you negotiate that dilemma. 

With our extensive knowledge of local businesses, schools and non-profits we will often be able to suggest that place where a partner might find that “perfect fit” based on their skills, experiences and personal goals. We are in contact with regional employers every day and find that middle management and executive level jobs often go unadvertised locally due to the perception that there is no one to fill them. We also find that employers will create a job if presented with someone with a set of skills that can improve their business.

Together we can turn this problem into an opportunity!

For additional information please contact Maggie Gilbert, CDO Workforce at (607) 832-5781 or [email protected]

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First Transit Recruitment - Bus Drivers Needed


You're invited to the First Transit Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce on Monday, April 29, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Where: 1 O'Hara Dr., Norwich, NY 

Order Number: NY1295266  
Number of Openings: 15 
Job Title: Bus Driver 

Job Description:
First Transit is looking for customer service-oriented drivers to drive coach buses in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner throughout Chenango County.
Job duties include: assisting in the boarding of passengers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids as needed; assure fares are collected and deposited; provide information to customers as needed; and enforce rules and regulations with passengers as necessary.
Must have good attendance. CDL B license with air brakes and passenger endorsements is preferred; however, First Transit will train the right candidates.
Pay: $12.00/hour

Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Retirement/Pension, Clothing/Uniform Allow

Can't Make the Recruitment Event? How to Apply:
To apply, contact the employer in person, by telephone, or by email:
Luyster III, Frank
126 Leilani's Way
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: Luyster III, Frank (607) 334-7433 ext. 3
Email: [email protected]

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Line Cooks & Wait Staff Recruitment


Come to the People Ready Hiring Event! 

When: Thursday, April 18th, 10:00AM to Noon. 

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

The Binghamton NY People Ready office is currently recruiting for two positions at a local university in Oneonta. 

Line Cooks: $12.50-$13.50

Wait Staff: $11:10

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Check out our April Newsletter


We've got lots of great information to share with you! 

Including Job Fairs/Recruitment events; Free Workshops; Program & Partner News; Tips for Job Seekers; Great Articles, Workforce News and more. 

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Manufacturing/Production Job Fair


When: Thursday, April 4th 

2:30pm to 4:00pm 

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

Norwich Pharmaceuticals
The Raymond Corporation
CF Co-Packing Inc
Golden Artist Colors Inc
K Tooling
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Oneonta Block Company
Eastern Temporaries

You're invited!

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Recruiting and retaining active workers in recovery


Southern Tier 8 and the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board Present: 

Recruiting and Retaining Workers in Recovery 

What you will learn: 

  • The Science of Addiction, Julie Dostal, PhD. Executive Director of LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addiction
  • Creating a Recovery-Friendly Workplace View Jessica Vecchione’s new film, “A Slice of Hope: Recovery Friendly Employment” and hear from Ben Riker on developing a recovery friendly workplace
  • Legal Issues for Retaining Employees in Recovery Dawn Lanouette, Partner at Hinman, Howard and Kattell, LLP and employment law expert
  • Networking, funding and partnership opportunities for nonprofit and public sector attendees through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 8:00am - 10:00am

Where: The McKinly, 29 McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY

Cost: $20 per person includes breakfast

REGISTER by 3/29 at

Don't miss this informative event!

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Harbor Freight is Hiring


Harbor Freight has a new store coming to Oneonta!

You're invited to their job fair on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 9am to 3pm. 

Where: Oneonta CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta 

Full & part-time opportunities, flexible schedules, paid time off. 

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2019 Job Expo in Cooperstown


You're invited! 

On Site Interviews! Exhibitors to include industries such as hospitality, tourism, healthcare and manufacturing. 

Where: Otesaga Hotel
60 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY

When: Wednesday, April 17th
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Job Expo is open to the general public, with High School Seniors attending from 1pm-2pm.

Job Seekers: Need a Ride?  

A&D Transport Services is offering a free ride from CDO Workforce Center, 12 Dietz Street in Oneonta to the Job Expo and back. Space is limited, so make reservations now. Call the CDO Workforce at 607-432-4800 ext. 100 to reserve your seat. Special thanks to A&D Transport Services for their generosity.

Exhibitor Registration. Deadline to submit registration is April 5, 2019.

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Recruitments at US Care Systems


US Care Systems will be holding recruitment events at your local CDO Workforce offices over the next few weeks.  

They have immediate full-time and part-time openings for Personal Care Aides and are looking to HIRE YOU! 

Responsibiities Include: Assistance with daily living skills; Household Tasks; Personal Care; Errands; Companionship 

  • Free PCA training monthly with paid orientation.
  • Free ACD testing for individuals previously certified (CNA, PCA, HHA)
  • Flexible schedules
  • 24/7 support
  • Offered Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; 1 yr. experience; Successful completion of approved training; Ability to work as a team; Basic reading and writing skills, ability to understand and follow instructions; Able to perform tasks involving physical activity and lift up to 50lbs.

Job Type: Full-time/Part-time
Apply at or call (607) 432-9355

Delhi CDO Workforce on April 23, 2019, 1pm-3pm - Call Delhi CDO Workforce for more information: 607-832-5777

Norwich CDO Workforce on April 30, 2019, 1pm-3pm - Call Norwich CDO Workforce for more information: 607-334-2201

Oneonta CDO Workforce on May 7, 2019, 1pm-3pm - Call Oneonta CDO Workforce for more information: 607-432-4800


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Job & Resource Fair at DCMO BOCES!


Don't miss the Job & Resource Fair at DCMO BOCES on April 11th, from 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM! 

Where: DCMO BOCES, 270 BOCES Dr, Sidney Center NY

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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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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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