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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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Security Guard Training


DCMO BOCES offers Pre-Employment Security Guard Training. 

This is a great training for a person seeking entry level employment as a Security Guard. 

This course provides an introduction to the Security Guard Act of 1992, the role of a Security Guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, and course review. An examination will be given. When you successfully complete this 8-hour course and pass the exam you will receive an official course completion certificate. 

CLASS COST - $60.00 

Materials / Supplies 
All supplied. Please bring snack/meal and beverage to class. 

When: Saturday, May 5th
Where: Harrold Campus BOCES
270 Boces Drirve
Sidney Center, NY

Paid registrations are required one week before the class start date. Materials and supplies are payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Classes with low enrollment will be canceled. See the enrollment and cancellation policy at:

To Register:
Call: 607-335-1210 (Pay with Credit Card)
On-line: Download form at
For Questions, contact: [email protected].

To find out more about this class, or to view or download the flyer: click here.

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Delaware County Summer Youth Employment Program


Do you know a youth between the ages of 14-20 that lives in Delaware County and needs a summer job? We can help! 

With the increase in minimum wage it is harder than ever for young people to compete with adults for summer employment opportunities. Delaware County CDO Workforce offers a Summer Employment Program for Delaware County youth ages of 14-20 who are interested in a summer jobs in their own communities.

A summer job can help youth to earn money for college or that first car, explore fields of interest, and learn valuable life skills to help them build a bright future.

This program enables youth to participate in valuable paid work experiences and educational workshops.

Complete applications must be received by June 8th. There are income eligible and non-income eligible slots available. Apply today as opportunities are limited.

To download the application, click here. (Applications are also available in your local high school Guidance office and both the Delhi and Sidney CDO Workforce offices.)

Please DO NOT return the applications to the school. Return completed applications to the Sidney or Delhi CDO Workforce Office:

Sidney CDO Workforce, 21 Liberty St., SIdney, NY - Phn: 607-832-5776 - Fax: 607-832-6075

Delhi CDO Workforce, 1 Gallant Ave., Delhi, NY - Phn: 607-832-5777 - Fax: 607-832-6078

If you have any questions, please contact:

 April Feyh
CDO Workforce
21 Liberty Street
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: 607-832-5776 Fax: 607-832-6075

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Adecco is recruiting for openings at ACCO Brands in Sidney


Adecco is recruiting for openings at ACCO Brands in Sidney. They will be at the Norwich CDO Workforce Center on Monday, April 9, 2018 9am-12pm. Scheduled appointments required by signing-up at the Front Desk at the Norwich CDO Workforce Center. If you are not located at the Norwich Center, please call the Front Desk, 334-2201, ext. 127 to schedule an appointment.

Job description:
Handpick items from pallets on shelves using order sheets, boxing items and preparing cartons for shipping, placing items on conveyor and routing to proper area, palletizing packed cartons for shipping, weighing packages, entering data and labeling items appropriately, operating mechanical jacks, possibly operating fork trucks and lifts to transport product, performing necessary paperwork for filing as well as data entry.
Must be able to stand and walk for up to 8 hours. Occasional climbing, balancing, squatting and bending. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs., have basic reading, writing and math skills. Utilize visual and auditory skills constantly. Willing to accept a trainee. Will accept related experience in Assembly, Production, Manufacturing, Machine Operator, Forklift driver. Work days are Monday through Friday, work hours to be determined.
Hiring requirements: Employment Test, reference/security test. Benefits: Medical and Dental insurance.

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Check out our April Newsletter!


Our April newsletter is out - and it's chock-full of of great information! We've shared CDO Workforce news, events, success stories and opportunities-- including our upcoming FREE workshops! 

Our newsletter also has lots of community events, fun & informative for all ages-- happening in April that you don't want to miss.

And we've published the latest education and funding opportunities, as well as helpful local program news.

Check it out here:

We'd love to add you to our subscriber list! Just fill out the form on the front page of our site (in the About Us section toward the bottom of the page) or email us

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Opportunities for Otsego Seeks Volunteers to serve as Navigators


Volunteer Navigator Training is April 10th!  

In its effort to fight poverty, Opportunities for Otsego is seeking community volunteers to serve as Navigators. Navigators agree to be trained in the Opportunity Community model and commit to using their networks to assist Neighbors living in poverty to access resources and supports for moving and staying out of poverty. 

April Training: April 10, 2018 from 8:00 AM to Noon OR 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Once trained, Navigators will be paired with Neighbors that are struggling with poverty. Pairing will occur at the Opportunity Conference, scheduled for Saturday, May 12th in Oneonta.

The conference will be led by Dr. Donna Beegle, a nationally renowned speaker who broke free from a life of generational migrant-labor poverty. 

To learn more about types of Navigators or download the flyer, click here

Anyone interested in helping should contact Autumn Torres at 607.433.8005 or [email protected].

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Financial Literacy Workshop for Out-of-School Youth Program Enrollees


Please register by April 10th. 

Presented by Elise Glassett, Marketing Specialist, Sidney Federal Credit Union.  

TOPIC: Budgeting 

When: Tuesday, April 24th, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. 

Where: Sidney CDO Workforce
21 Liberty Street, Sidney

To register, contact Jen Mitchell at (607) 832-5776.

$25. Incentive for Attending.

To view/download the flyer, click here.

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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]

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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, .

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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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