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Job Fair at ACCO Brands!

"Come join the Home of Great Brands, Built by Great People – We are searching for the next great addition to our team!" 

"Come work for an industry leading, worldwide company that has been providing jobs in our local community for over 70 years! ACCO Brands is one of the world's largest suppliers of school supplies and office products- companies, students, teachers, parents and business professionals alike in more than 100 countries use our products each day. We look forward to continuing our tradition by hiring motivated individuals to join our team."

ACCO Brands will be holding a job fair on Wednesday, April 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at their ACCO Brands location, 101 O’Neil Road, Sidney, NY 13838.

They will be conducting on-the-spot interviews with potential candidates who meet their minimum requirements for full time manufacturing and distribution positions.

Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED and 6 months of continuous employment.

For maintenance positions, potential candidates must also have three or more years of experience as an Electrician in an industrial setting.

ACCO Brands offers competitive pay and benefits.

If interested, please plan to attend. More information about these jobs and other positions can be found on their website at Applications are accepted on-line.

To view or download the job fair information, click here

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Job Fair on April 14th


Don't miss the Otsego Chamber of Commerce 2018 Job Fair!  

When: Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

Where: Fox Care Center, 1 Fox Care Drive, Oneonta, NY. 

Participating Businesses:

A.O. Fox Hospital
Arc Otsego
Around the Clock/In Home Care
At Home Care
Baseball Hall of Fame
Bassett Healthcare
Casella Waste
Catskill Area Hospice
CDO Workforce/BEAM
Chase Memorial Nursing Home
Cooperstown All-Star Village
Cooperstown Dreams Park
Court Yard Marriott
Daily Star
Dirig Design / Bubble Boy
Fidelis Care
Hampshire House
Holiday Inn Express
Literacy Volunteers
NYCM Insurance
Oneonta Block/Pickett Building
Otesaga Hotel


Click here to find out more.

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Job Fair coming in April - Exhibitor Space Available!


Exhibitor Space Deadline to register is April 9th. 

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to be sponsoring the 2018 Job Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2018. at the Fox Care Center. 

Where: Foxcare Center
1 Fox Care Drive
Oneonta, NY

For registration information or to download the registration form, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Laing at (607) 267-4010 ext. 104, or email: [email protected].

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Job Fair Coming in May! Exhibitor Space Available!


The CDO WorkForce, in conjunction with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and DCMO BOCES, is hosting a Job and Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 23 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus in Masonville.

Employers will be connected to a viable workforce consisting of recent high school and college graduates as well as adults who are eager to obtain employment.

Present information about your company and job openings.

Be prepared to interview applicants, accept resumes, and offer advice about how to prepare for employment with your company.

Event promotion will be targeted to recent college and high school graduates, as well as job-seeking adults.

For information, contact:

Ray Pucci, President, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
5 1/2 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753
[email protected]

JOB Seekers - Save the Date!

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Manufacturing Basics Training & Job Fair is a Success!


Congratulations, Graduates! 

Congratulations to the successful completers of the Manufacturing Basics Certification Training held last month in conjunction between CDO Workforce, SUNY Broome and the Otsego Chamber of Commerce.

There were 16 participants in the training, all local dislocated workers, which despite challenging weather and road conditions completed and graduated the two-week intensive training.

Topics covered in the training included Hand Tool Usage, Blueprint Interpretation, Reading Measuring Devices, Shop Math, Quality Control, Basic Computer, MS Excel, Interpersonal Communication, and Technical Writing, all areas of need reported by local employers.

Upon completion of the training a Job Fair was held on March 16th, in which students were given the opportunity to meet directly with employers from the Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego County areas.

The Job Fair was well-received and attended by both students and the public.

















 Photos Courtesy Barbara Ann Heegan, Otsego Chamber of Commerce

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Job Fair at Chase Memorial


The weather is changing and so is Chase Memorial Nursing Home and Rehab Center. Spring into a new job at Chase Memorial!  

They will be holding a Job Fair on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 9:00am – 3:00pm at their facility located at 1 Terrace Heights, New Berlin, NY.

On the spot interviews for LPN’s, and CNA’s will be conducted.


If you are unable to attend the Job fair, please send your resume to:

[email protected]
Chase Memorial Nursing Home and Rehab Center
A member of Good Shepherd Communities
One Terrace Heights, PO Box 250
New Berlin, NY 13411

To download the flyer, click here

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Free Manufacturing Basics Training & Job Fair


Job Fair Open to All!  

SUNY Broome Community College is offering a free Manufacturing Basics Training program, funded by a NYS Department of Labor grant, to be held at the Otsego Chamber of Commerce, Oneonta, NY.

This training program is two weeks long and begins March 5th - 16th.

The training components cover a number of areas identified by local companies as a "plus" to being hired by their companies.

Successful completion of this two week program guarantees set-aside interview time with manufacturing companies at a job fair following the training. The job fair will be held on March 16, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the Otsego Chamber of Commerce. The job fair is open to all. To view/download details about the job fair, click here

If you are interested in participating in this training please contact Tylena at (607) 334-2201, ext. 128 at the Norwich CDO Workforce NY Center or Deb Barton at (607) 432-4800, ext. 115 at the Oneonta CDO Workforce NY Center.

To view/download the flyer, click here.


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November 10, 2016--College and Community Job Fair in Norwich!!

College and Community Job Fair at SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus!!
This one-day event will bring high school/ college students, as well as 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 and university recruiters.

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First Transit Driver Job Fair!!

Driver positions are currently available with First Transit at Colgate University. Take this opportunity to meet with their recruitment team to see if their vision of your future matches yours.

The Job Fair will be held:
Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 12:00pm-6:00pm
At Wendt University Inn Conference Room, 175 Utica Street, Hamilton, NY 13346

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Job Fair in Norwich July 14, 2016!! Bus Drivers Wanted!!

First Transit will be at the CDO Workforce, located at 1 O'hara Drive in Norwich, from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

First Transit is recruiting for bus drivers and bus monitors!

Bus Driver Responsibilities and Qualifications:

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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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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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