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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. 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, Contact us today!!

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!

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 Tips Workshop at CDO Workforce in Oneonta


Become Job Fair Ready! 

Learn Tips that will help you succeed at Job Fairs 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 432-4800 to register for this event.


Monday, October 22, 2018, 10:30am to 11:30am


CDO Workforce
12 Dietz St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Next Job Fair is Thurs. October 25th 3-5PM!

To download the workshop flyer, click here

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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Smart Grid Training


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

Applications Due by Friday, November 16th, 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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Job Fair in Oneonta!


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

Current list of Businesses Registered:

Chase Memorial Nursing and Rehab
LPN, CNA, Dietary Aides

Store Associates

Astrocom Electronics
Production Assemblers

Family Resource Network
Family Peer Advocates
Education Advocate
Youth Advocate

Amphenol Aerospace
Production machine Operators
Production Plating/Platers
Production Assemblers
Salaried Positions

A.O. Fox
Aquatics Coach
Medical Imaging Radiology Tech.
Occupational Therapist

Northeast Parent & Child Society
WSP per-diem

Pickett Building Materials, Oneonta Block & Otsego Ready Mix
CDL Driver

Pathfinder Village
DSP – Direct Support Professional
ADS – Adult Day Services Specialist

Bassett Medical Center
Clerical Administrative
Clinical Non-Nursing

New York State Police
New York State Police

CDO Workforce

Otsego County
Cook Part-time
Social Welfare Examiner
Motor Vehicle Operator
Correction Officer
Motor Equipment Operator

Catholic Charities
Direct Support Professionals
Care Managers

Pharm Assist, Inc.’
Administrative Assistant
Laboratory Technician
Analyst (Entry Level Chemist)

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Correction Officer Trainee

Springbrook, NY Inc.
Direct Support Professionals
Home and Community Based Services

Custom Electronics
Winder – Production
Soldering Tech – Production

Panera Bread
Kitchen Production
Prep Cook

Price Chopper
Part-Time Positions all Departments

Birnie Bus
Driver Trainees

Package Handlers
Package Delivery Drivers

Housekeeping/Linen Workers
Assemblers/Production Workers

Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
RN Case Manager (full-time)
RN (per diem)
LPN (full-time)

Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Mechanic (Diesel)

The Arc of Delaware County
Residential Direct Support
Residential Leadership positions
Pre-School Program Teacher’s Aide

The Arc of Otsego
Direct Support professionals

Greene Lumber Company
Lumber Pilers
Machine Operators

Hartwick College
2D Studio Art Technician
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Coordinator of Equal Opportunity Employment
Director of the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation
Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness Facilities Liaison/Administrative Specialist
Faculty Secretary-Golisano Hall
Learning and Technology Lab Coordinator

Oneonta Job Corps

Home Center Customer Service Assistants – Front End Customer Service Assistants – Electrical/Flooring
Sales Specialist – Flooring
CSA - Hardware

Home Depot
Freight workers

Check back for updates!

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October Newsletter


We've got a lot of great information to share with you this month! Workforce news and events, job fairs, learning, funding and training opportunities and more... Check it out here.

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Job Corps will be at Norwich CDO


Job Corps will be at Norwich CDO Workforce to meet with interested youth. 

When: Ongoing, Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM 

Where: 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY 

To learn more about Job Corps, click here

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Columbus Day Office Hours


All CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8th in honor of Columbus Day.

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FREE Workshops on Social Security Entitlement Programs


Many people with disabilities wait years before they are determined to be eligible for benefits. These free Office of Mental Health (OMH) workshops will show you the benefits and advantages of participating in Social Security entitlement programs.  

These very informative and educational workshops will be explained in simple everyday language, so you can better understand and navigate the complex Social Security system, regardless of how much you may already know about these programs. 

If you are considering going back to work and are fearful or skeptical about losing your Social Security benefits, these workshop are for you! Facilitators Garrett Smith and Regina Shoen, will explain how you can go back to work while still receiving benefits. If you are unsure if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits, that will be explained as well.

These workshops will 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: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• Workshop 1 – PASS Plans, 11:30-1:00pm
• Workshop 2 – Medicaid Buy-in and 1619(b), 2:00pm-3:30pm
• Workshop 3 – Social Security Eligibility, 4:30pm-6:00pm

WHERE: Host site: 12 Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Please feel free to utilize the parking garage as it is FREE ALL DAY PARKING.

If you wish 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 download the flyer, click here

Presented by the Office of Mental Health and the CDO Workforce.

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Meet Job Seekers! Participate in our Job Fair October 25th


The Southside Mall, CDO Workforce and NYS Department of Labor would like to invite you to participate in the Southside Mall 2018 Job Fair on October 25th from 3-5pm. 

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!  

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, 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Setup is from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Please complete the registration form and return by October 19th, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact David Croston at (607) 778-3004 or by email [email protected]

To download the registration form, click here

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Building Business Relationships Seminar


Diversity Partners Project at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI), located at Cornell University is offering free a Building Business Relationships seminar.

The training is beneficial for job developers, employment specialists, and others in both the public and private sector who connect people with disabilities to jobs.

The training is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, from 9:00 AM to Noon, at The Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., in Oneonta.

This training includes 3 hours of classroom training on October 23rd and two hours of webinar based training:
Wednesday November 7th and Monday November 19th - for one hour webinars from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Webinars will be recorded and made available.

This is a free training sponsored by Diversity Partners, with the help of The Arc Otsego and CDO Workforce.

Presenter: Wendy Strobel Gower is the Project Director of the Diversity Partners Project and the Northeast ADA Center at YTI. Ellice Switzer is a Content Development Specialist and Trainer at YTI working on the Diversity Partners Project, the NYSCASE, and the NY Transition Services Professional Development Support Center.

Reservations are required: Please e-mail: [email protected] with attendees' name, title, agency, & e-mail address.

Reservations Deadline: October 18.

Questions: contact Alan Sessions at 607-432-4800 x 109

Training Outline: Building Relationships (3 hours classroom. 9-Noon, October 23, 2018):
- Assessing employer needs: Learn how to prepare for meetings with employers and how to engage them around their specific business needs.
- Establishing a professional identity: Learn about the importance of understanding business language and avoiding your own jargon.
- Understanding policy Initiatives: Learn about the business impact of employment first policies, Section 503 of the Rehab Act, executive orders and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
- Industry and Sector Expertise: Developing and using industry and sector expertise as a means of building relationships with businesses and creating better opportunities for people with disabilities

One hour webinar on Sustaining Relationships (1 Hour - Nov. 7th, 1:00 PM):
- Enhancing your value to employers: Understand and communicate your value to employers beyond one-off job match.
- Partnerships and business led coalitions: Case examples of successful Partnerships and collaborations from around the country.

Optional follow up webinar (Nov. 19th, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM): Accessing Job-Driven training: Reasonable Modification for Job Seekers with Disabilities.

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CDO Workforce September Newsletter


We've got a lot of great information to share with you this month! Recruitment events; Learning, training and funding opportunities; Informative articles; Community events for all ages and lots more! 

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Adecco Recruitment at CDO Workforce in Norwich

Adecco Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce

Adecco is holding a recruitment at the Norwich CDO Workforce Center on Tuesday, 9/11/2018, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Where: 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY 

They are recruiting for Production Assistants, 1st shift, 2nd shift, or 3rd shift. 

General Requirements: Pass Background Check & Drug Screen – high school diploma or equivalent.

The sign-up sheet for the recruitment is at the front desk. Ask a staff person for more information regarding the specific position requirements and to schedule an interview time. You may also call the Norwich CDO Workforce office at 607-334-2201.

Adecco has indicated that they might have some professional/admin positions coming available soon as well. If you  have a customer service, admin, purchasing, data entry or bookkeeping background and want to do some networking, Adecco will  be happy to meet with you, although there is nothing concrete available yet.

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

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Career Pathways Presentation with Mark Perna


After successfully parenting two Millennials as a single father, Mark has become a passionate advocate for bridging the generational divides that are contributing to America's profound skills gap. 

Parents, schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations across North America have successfully used Mark's insights and strategies to connect more effectively with the younger generations. 

In his work with educational and business organizations, Mark has pioneered many best practices for achieving more with today's young people, including the TFS Education with Purpose® philosophy and highly popular Career Tree® strategy, among others.

Mark is frequently cited as the national expert in education enrollment, retention, and performance.

Please join us!

There is no charge to attend this event.

When: September 4, 2018

Offered at two locations:

UDCMO BOCES Chenango Campus, Norwich, NY, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Unatego Central School District, Unatego, NY, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM


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New Workshop - All About Civil Service


Are you interested in Civil Service but confused by the process? Learn how to locate job openings and listings for local cities, counties, and NYS. Receive test-taking tips and advice on preparing for an exam, review sample exam questions, obtain applications, fee waivers and cross-filer forms as well as 55a/b/c information.

When: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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

Facilitator: Susan Carimando

If you are interested, you must sign up. Please call 607-432-4800 to register.

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Happy Labor Day


All CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3rd for Labor Day.

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Purdy & Sons is hiring!


Purdy & Sons in Sherburne, NY, has immediate openings! 

Accounting Clerk 
Shipping Clerk 
Deliver Drivers 
Receiving Clerk 
Packaging Positions 
Scale Operator/Quality Assurance Associate 
Manufacturing/Meat Cutting 

To find out more, click here

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Businesses: Is the cost of training weighing your business down?


Use On-the-Job Training to help cover the costs! 

The CDO Workforce New York One-Stop System has On-the-Job Training (OJT) Funds available. 

The OJT funding provides companies with an incentive to hire and train individuals who lack the specific skills or experience for a job. 

OJT is appropriate for occupations where classroom training is not suitable and for which specific job skills can be learned by a worker while engaged in useful work. 

This program is for full-time (at least 32 hours per week) employment and cannot be used for seasonal, commission, or 1099 employment opportunities.

Business OJT users apply their own methods to teach workers the new skills necessary for successful employment within their company, while the trainee is performing productive tasks.

OJT contracts can be written up to $2,000 per trainee depending on amount of training provided.

For more information regarding grants and other CDO Workforce Business Services contact: Tylena Daniels at (607)-334-2201 X 128 / [email protected] OR April Feyh at 607-832-5782 / [email protected]

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Grads of Life Campaign



Grads of Life - Introducing Employers to the Business Benefits of Working with Opportunity Youth. 

The Grads of Life Public Service Announcement campaign initially launched in September 2014 and, to date, has received more than $81 million in donated media support. 

In partnership with the Ad Council, they have recently launched a new series of ads to address this critical employment gap and introduce employers to the incredible business benefits of working with Opportunity Youth - unemployed young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are an often an overlooked talent pool. 

A particularly powerful piece of the new campaign is a series titled 7 Second Resumes, in which Opportunity Youth spend seven seconds-the average amount of time a hiring manager spends reviewing a resume-describing their unique attributes that add to their value as employees.

The qualities and skills that these young people have acquired throughout their life journeys cannot be itemized on a resume, but are often the very core competencies that employers look for in their employees.

Also, Grads for Life has published an impact report detailing the success the Grads of Life campaign has seen thus far.

"With your support and partnership, we look forward to continuing to expand our reach and in the coming months, we plan to be in touch more frequently with updates on what Grads of Life is doing and how you can participate."

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Direct Support Professional Recruitment

Catholic Charities Direct Support Professional Recruitment Direct Support Professional Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce


When: Monday, August 13, 2018  at 1:00 PM 

Where: CDO Workforce 1 O’Hara Dr. Norwich 

Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application 

Open Position: Direct Support Professional 

Responsible for working with program participants, adults ages 18 and above. The house aide will write or assist in writing reports, perform routine household cleaning and upkeep, assist and plan activities, administer medications per orders, and perform related tasks as directed by the house supervisor.

High school diploma or GED. At least 6 months related experience preferred, will accept trainee. Full and part-time available, work hours and days will vary. Mostly evening and overnights. NYS Driver’s license required, Salary $11.44 hour.

**Ask a staff person for more information regarding the specific position or if you are not located in the CDO Norwich office, call 607-334-2201.

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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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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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