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November Job Fair Tips Workshop in Norwich

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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 Tips Workshop at CDO Workforce in Oneonta

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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.

When:

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

Location:

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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FREE Workshops on Social Security Entitlement Programs

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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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Veteran Services Informational Workshop

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When: June 21st, 10:00 AM - Noon 

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce Center 
1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY 
607-334-2201 ext. 123 

Informational workshop/ Job Club/ Networking 

Resources, guides and support provided to the Veteran population by a trained and knowledgeable Veteran Counselor.

Please contact the Veteran Coordinator at the above listed phone number/extension to be scheduled for this workshop.

To view or download the flyer, click here.

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

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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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Earning and Learning Workshop Coming to Norwich!!

Norwich CDO Workforce will be hosting another BEAM Event, LinkedIn 101!

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site available today. See how it can help you reinvent your job search. You will walk away with a basic understanding of LinkedIn works, along with how to make an all-star profile to expand your network and connect you with employers.

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Funding Your Education Workshop in Norwich!!

Funding Your Education Workshop

Stumped by the education process? This workshop is geared towards prospective students and parents who are facing the challenge of applying for financial aid. Learn how to navigate the process from figuring out how much college will cost, applying for federal and state aid, reviewing and comparing award letters, to accepting awards and preparing to pay back borrowed money.

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CDO Workforce Workshops Available for October 2016!!

The schedule for CDO Workforce's October 2016 schedule is available!!

You can pick up the schedule at your nearest CDO Workforce or contact by phone for workshop dates and times.

If you would like to enroll in one of our workshops, we ask that you complete a registration packet and meet with one of our career counselors. Registration packets can be found at your local CDO Workforce.

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Reminder!! LinkedIn 101 Workshop in Norwich!

Norwich CDO Workforce will be hosting a BEAM Event, LinkedIn 101!

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site available today. See how it can help you reinvent your job search. You will walk away with a basic understanding of LinkedIn works, along with how to make an all-star profile to expand your network and connect you with employers.

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LinkedIn 101 Workshop in Norwich!!

Norwich CDO Workforce will be hosting a BEAM Event, LinkedIn 101!

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site available today. See how it can help you reinvent your job search. You will walk away with a basic understanding of LinkedIn works, along with how to make an all-star profile to expand your network and connect you with employers.

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Interviewing Workshop in Sidney September 20, 2016!!

Interviewing Workshop Coming to Sidney!!

Make the Job Interview Work for you!

Learn About:

  • Communicating Nonverbally
  • Clarifying Interview Questions
  • Knowing Your Own Resume and Selling Yourself
  • Leveraging Info About the Company
  • Anticipate Questions- Prepare Good Answers
  • Ask Questions
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Dont Forget to Sign Up for Funding Your Education Workshop!!

Stumped by the financial aid process? This workshop is geared towards prospective students and parents who are facing the challenge of applying for financial aid. Learn how to navigate the process from figuring out how much college will cost, applying for federal and state aid, reviewing and comparing award letters, to accepting awards and preparing to pay back borrowed money.

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Funding Your Education Workshop Coming to Norwich!!

Stumped by the financial aid process? This workshop is geared towards prospective students and parents who are facing the challenge of applying for financial aid. Learn how to navigate the process from figuring out how much college will cost, applying for federal and state aid, reviewing and comparing award letters, to accepting awards and preparing to pay back borrowed money.

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August Workshops at CDO Workforce are Available!!

August 2016 workshops at our CDO Workforce offices are available. To view the workshops, come to any CDO Workforce location or log on to www.cdoworkforce.org and click the Events tab to view the workshops.

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July Workshops at CDO Workforce

There is still time to register for any July 2016 workshops at our CDO Workforce offices. To view the workshops, come to any CDO Workforce location or log on to www.cdoworkforce.org and click the Events tab to view the workshops.

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Online Support Workshops Available in Norwich

Online Support Workshops are available in Norwich!!

Workshops are held every other Monday, from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Online Support Workshop is geared towards individuals who have basic computer knowledge, but need assistance with applying for jobs online, setting up e-mail accounts or other various functions of the internet/ computers.

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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, http://www.laborny.jobs/ .

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

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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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