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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.

Don't miss our September Newsletter...

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Our September newsletter is chock-full of opportunities and workforce news!

We've got a new learning/training grant to tell you about, plus upcoming free classes, career opportunities, resources for business, community news, and much, much more.

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Don't miss our August newsletter

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Our August Newsletter is here!

We've got a new grant to tell you about PLUS new recruitment events, featured job opportunities, free learning and training opportunities and lots more...

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You’re Invited to attend our Free “Jobs Jump-Start” training series in Norwich starting on August 29th!

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Would You Like To:
> Learn new or brush up on BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS, like Word, Email and Zoom?
> Learn new techniques for SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWS?
> Create a NEW RESUME to stand apart from the crowd?
> Learn to NAVIGATE THE INTERNET to find and apply for jobs?

 
This four-day course will run from Monday, August 29th to Thursday, Sept. 1st. Class times: 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Training will be at the Norwich CDO Workforce Center at 1 O’Hara Drive, Norwich, NY.

Space for this valuable opportunity is limited. Register today to ensure your spot in the class!
To Register Contact Tylena Daniels at (607) 334-2201 or email: tdaniels@co.chenango.ny.us

What will you get?
At the completion of the course you will leave with:

A $50 gift card at the completion of the training series. (You must complete all four days of training to be eligible for the gift card.)
A folder that includes hard copies of your new resume, reflecting the new skills you have gained.
A USB drive to store your new resume in elecronic format.
Submitted job applications.
An appropriate social media presence.
An Email address that is synched to your smart phone.
The confidence to jump-start your search for a new job or career!

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FREE Leadership for Supervisors Training

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FREE In-Person Leadership for Supervisors Training

WHEN: Monday - August 15th, Thursday - August 18th, and Monday – August 22nd
All Training Sessions will be In-Person from 9am - Noon

WHERE: Training will be held at Otsego Now, 189 Main Street, 5th Floor, in Oneonta. Use the Dietz Street entrance close to the elevator. Parking is available in the City Parking Garage.

Back by popular demand, the Leadership for Supervisors Training has been scheduled for August and will be held at Otsego Now, 189 Main Street, 5th Floor, in Oneonta This is an in-person training and the dates of this training will be: Monday - August 15, Thursday - August 18, and Monday – August 22. All training sessions will be 9am – 12pm.

Donald Sheldon will be presenting this training. Mr. Sheldon is president of DHSheldon & Associates LLC, New York. He also is a lecturer at the School of Management at SUNY Binghamton University. Previous roles include Vice President of Global Quality and Six Sigma at the NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio; Vice President of Buker, Inc. a recognized leader in management education and training headquartered in Chicago. He has more than 40 years of materials management, manufacturing, and distribution management experience. Mr. Sheldon is published in numerous articles and journals and is author of several books including: Getting Value from Sales and Operations Planning, 2020 and World Class Sales and Operations Planning, J. Ross Publishing, 2006. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Business and Government Policies Studies and an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Economics from the State University of New York. He is certified by APICS as CPIM-F (Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management), as CIRM (Certified in Resource Management) and as CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional). He is also a Six Sigma Blackbelt.

This training would be beneficial to new, entry-level, and apprentice supervisors or team leaders, from any industry; plus individuals who aspire to be supervisors. CDO Workforce will issue a certification to individuals who complete the training successfully.

Below is a list of some of the topics that will be discussed in this training.

  • 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

This training usually has a price tag of $300 - $400, but CDO Workforce is offering the training to individuals and businesses for free. The free training does require individuals to complete a registration form. Please contact CDO Workforce for a registration form at 607-432-4800 x 109 or email: cdoworkforce@gmail.com . The closing date for registration is August 10th. There are limited seating so make your reservations soon!

Co-Sponsored by CDO Workforce, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce and Otsego Now.

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Don't miss our July Newsletter!

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This month we're sharing lots of hiring events, local job opportunities and learning opportunities, workforce news, resources for businesses, community resources... AND Don't miss: The Workforce Development Board is looking for Case Managers in Utica! AND:  Sign up for our FREE Leadership for Supervisors Training Class!

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Our June Newsletter is Here

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This month we're telling you about a great opportunity for businesses to attend a roundtable to learn about programs that can help them build a skilled workforce through apprenticeships, on-the-job training and related instruction...along with additional opportunities for businesses.

 

AND we're also sharing workforce news, new hiring events, free learning opportunities, featured job opportunities, community resources and lots more!

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Free “Jobs Jump-Start” training series in June!

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Would You Like To:
> Learn new or brush up on BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS, like Word, Email and Zoom?
> Learn new techniques for SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWS?
> Create a NEW RESUME to stand apart from the crowd?
> Learn to NAVIGATE THE INTERNET to find and apply for jobs?

You’re Invited to attend one of our Free “Jobs Jump-Start” training series that will be held in June at the Sidney CDO Workforce and at the Delhi CDO Workforce!


The Sidney four-day course will run from Monday, June 6th toThursday, June 9th. Class times: 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Training will be at the Sidney CDO Workforce Center at 21 Liberty St., Sidney, NY. To sign up contact Jennifer Del Rio at (607) 832-5776.

The Delhi three-day course will run from Monday, June 20th to Wednesday, June 22nd. Class times: 11:00am to 1:00pm. Training will be at the Delhi CDO Workforce Center at 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 3, Delhi, NY. To sign up contact  Jen Mitchell at (607) 832-5777


What will you get?
At the completion of the course you will leave with:

A $50 gift card at the completion of the training series. (You must complete all four days of training to be eligible for the gift card.)
A folder that includes hard copies of your new resume, reflecting the new skills you have gained.
A USB drive to store your new resume in electronic format.
Submitted job applications.
An appropriate social media presence.
An Email address that is synched to your smart phone.
The confidence to jump-start your search for a new job or career!

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Our May Newsletter is Here!

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Don't miss this month's May CDO Workforce Newsletter!

We've got new FREE learning/training opportuniteis to share with you, a grant program for businesses to help upskill your employees, along with success stories, featured job opportunities, workforce news, community opportunities and lots more...

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This Week's Virtual Workshops/Hiring Events and More from NYSDOL Career Center

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Register now for these Great Online Opportunities!

Check out this week's VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS/Chat with an Employment Counselor

  • April 18 -  Using Age to Your Advantage
  • April 18 - Interviewing Techniques
  • April 18 - Time Management
  • April 19 -  Career Assessment & Exploration
  • April 19 - Social Media Featuring LinkedIn
  • April 20 - Civil Service
  • April 20  -  Spanish: Interviewing Techniques
  • April 20 -  Self-Motivation
  • April 20 - An Overview of ACCES-VR Services
  • April 21 - Spanish: Managing Job Loss & Moving On
  • April 21 - Learn New Skills with Coursera
  • April 22 -  Chat with an Employment Counselor

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Cybersecurity training for both employed and unemployed individuals

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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency recently issued a security agency warning called “Shields Up” – (https://www.cisa.gov/shields-up) to inform the Nation of potential malicious cyber activity against the U.S. homeland. Every organization—large and small—must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber incidents. Now more than ever, Americans and American businesses must remain vigilant against damaging cyber attacks.

CDO Workforce has a grant to fund Cybersecurity training for both employed and unemployed individuals. This training funding is available to both individuals and to company's IT staff who wish to increase their IT and Cybersecurity knowledge. CDO has partnered with SUNY Delhi to offer a number of on-line Cybersecurity Certifications that are fully funded by Project Excite. These Cybersecurity certifications include:

Certified Ethical Hacker
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
CompTIA Certification Training Network+, Security+
CompTIA Certification Training: A+ Network +, Security+
Information Security Training

Interested individuals should visit https://www.delhi.edu/ceps/project-excite/index.php to review the full list of training available, to enroll for courses, and fill out the H1-B Grant program registration.

For questions about these on-line Certifications, contact SUNY Delhi’sOffice of Continuing Education & Professional Studies at CEPS@delhi.edu or (607) 746-4545 or for ProjectExcite’s information contact Alan Sessions at cdoworkforce@gmail.com or call (607) 432-4800 x 109.

Alan Sessions, Placement Coordinator
Healthcare & Project Excite Grants
CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: 607-432-4800 x 109

Register online for the Project Excite (IT/Cybersecurity) Grant:
www.joinprojectexcite.com or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectExcite


Stay current, sign up for our Newsletter to keep up to date on local opportunities. Sign-up at the bottom of Homepage: www.cdoworkforce.org

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Job Seekers: Do you need some help finding a job?

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Would You Like To:

> Learn new or brush up on BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS, like Word, Email and Zoom?
> Learn new techniques for SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWS?
> Create a NEW RESUME to stand apart from the crowd?
> Learn to NAVIGATE THE INTERNET to find and apply for jobs?
 

You’re Invited to attend our Free “Jobs Jump-Start” training series starting on April 11th!

This four-day course will run from Monday, April 11th to Thursday, April 14th. Class times: 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Training will be at the Norwich CDO Workforce Center at 1 O’Hara Drive, Norwich, NY.

Space for this valuable opportunity is limited. Register today to ensure your spot in the class!
To Register Contact Tylena Daniels at (607) 334-2201 or email: tdaniels@co.chenango.ny.us
 

What will you get? 

At the completion of the course you will leave with: 
 
  • A $50 gift card at the completion of the training series. (You must complete all four days of training to be eligible for the gift card.)
  • A folder that includes hard copies of your new resume, reflecting the new skills you have gained.
  • A USB drive to store your new resume in elecronic format.
  • Submitted job applications.
  • An appropriate social media presence.
  • An Email address that is synched to your smart phone.
  • The confidence to jump-start your search for a new job or career!

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Our March Newsletter is Here!

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Don't miss our March newsletter!

We've got new programs to tell you about, plus workforce news, new job opportunities, business news and opportunities, community news and resources and new training opportunities too! 

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Our February Newsletter is Here!

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Don't miss our February Newsletter!

This month we're sharing lots of hiring events, new job opportunities, new training opportunities, workforce news, new disability resources, community resources and lots more...

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FREE Webinar: Workforce Services for Businesses

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Businesses: Are You Having A Tough Time Finding Employees?

You’re Invited to our Free Webinar: Workforce Services For Businesses on January 12th at 11:00am!

Co-Sponsored by Commerce Chenango, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce and Delaware County Economic Development.

Please join us for an opportunity to learn about the services our organizations offer to businesses, how we can help you find and train new employees, and how we can support and help you maximize your investment in employees!

Panelists:
• Tylena Daniels, CDO Workforce
• Ashley Paciello, ACCES-VR
• Alan Sessions, CDO Workforce
• Evan Bowker, Delaware County Economic Development
• Kerri Green, Commerce Chenango
• Kathryn Dailey, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uiNbrkprRFqJ06qQ7T6ltg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We hope you can join us!

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Our January Newsletter is Here...Opportunities, Incentives and More!

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Don't miss our January newsletter-- it's chock-full of learning/training opportunities, hiring events and job opportunities, workforce news and lots more...

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You're Invited: Roundtable about Cannabis, Adult Use, Social Justice, Unions and You

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The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is inviting Community Members to an upcoming Roundtable about Cannabis, Adult Use, Social Justice, Unions and You, on December 14 at 5:30 PM via Zoom.

The purpose of the forum is to have discussions about the impact this new industry will have on workforce, social justice, skill needs entrepreneurships, just to mention a few, hoping that the community will participate and take interest around this new industry coming to New York State and CNY.

Invite link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cannabis-roundtable-adult-use-social-justice-unions-and-you-5

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Our December Newsletter is Here!

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Check out the great new virtual hiring events, learning/training opportunities, job opportunities and lots more in our December newsletter! Plus read about our success stories, and see new resources and workforce news...

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Our October Newsletter is Here!

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Check out our News and Events for October!

We're sharing lots of new job opportunities at great local companies, job fairs, learning/training oportunities, sucess stories, resources and more...

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Our August Newsletter is Here!

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Don't miss our August News & Opportunities!

We've got more featured jobs to share with you, tips for job seekers, more local job fairs, learning and training opportunities and lots more!

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CDO Workforce July Newsletter

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Don't miss our July Newsletter!

We've got valuable new learning & training opportunities to share with you, along with workforce news, resources for businesses and job seekers, new grant programs, and lots more...

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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 New York State Job Bank. To submit your posting, go here

For more job listing options visit: http://www.cdoworkforce.org/

CDO Workforce New York Job, Career Development and Resource Websites

Training and Upcoming Events

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View our event calendar.

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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