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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month


CDO Workforce is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  

The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now." 

Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy. In this spirit, CDO Workforce is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities. 

For job seekers with a disability, CDO Workforce can provide on-going support and disability services resources including informational workshops, job placement, job retention, benefits counseling, and career guidance. CDO Workforce also provides comprehensive services that focus on assisting out-of-school youth with disabilities in the Chenango, Delaware and Otsego area. 

For Businesses who would like more information about hiring workers with disabilities, CDO Workforce offers a wealth of information, resources and supports, including information about incentives and disability inclusion, and why hiring people with disabilities is “good business.” 

On Friday, October 11, 2019, CDO Workforce is co-sponsoring a free seminar: Autism in the Workplace. The Seminar will cover what the Autism Spectrum is, how it may present in the workplace, onboarding and retention best practices, review of possible accommodations, and addressing stigma and false assumptions about Autism. Presenter: Janine Kruiswijk, Executive Director of the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region. Doors Open at 8:30am – Program 9am – Noon, at Springbrook’s Oneonta Community Campus, 5588 State Highway 7, in Oneonta. Register in advance at 

As the local Chenango, Delaware and Otsego area American Job Center partner, there is never a charge for CDO Workforce services-- to businesses or job seekers. More information can be found about CDO Workforce services and supports by going to the disability-related pages on our website: For Businesses and For Job Seekers at and the CDO Workforce Disability Employment Initiative Facebook page / @CDOWorkforceDEI.

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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:

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