April 2019
News & Opportunities
Workforce News - Recruitments - Job Fairs - Funding - Workshops - Community Events - And More!
Who We Are
The  Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce is the agency to link employers with workers, and workers with the resources they need to develop their careers.

We offer a wealth of information & free services for both businesses and job seekers. Please visit our website for an overview of our services-- and contact us to find out how we can help! 

An American Job Center
Free Workshops
CDO Workforce offers free workshops every month!

You can brush up on your computer skills; create or fine-tune your resume; learn about ADA & disclosure; get support from a Veteran Counselor; get interviewing practice and lots more.

Program & Partner News
Manufacturing Job Seekers Complete Professional Skills Training at CDO Worforce

Norwich CDO Workforce Center is happy to announce that 4 Job Seekers completed Professional Skills Training on March 1st. 

Training topics included:
  • Attitude
  • Customer Service
  • Dependability
  • Accountability
  • Decision Making
  • Organizational Skills
  • Self Determination
  • Stress & Anger Management Skills

Training included facilitator lecture, interactive exercises, case study, and attendee interaction / experience sharing. At the conclusion of the training a drawing was held for a gift ensemble that included an insulated lunch tote, several different food storage containers, a reusable freezer brick, and a wall calendar.

In addition, Alicia Cathers from Unison Industries/GE Aerospace met with the group and provided valuable information regarding employment at Unison Industries.


Photo Courtesy Tylena Daniels
CDO Workforce Recognized by Otsego County Chamber

"Congratulations to our 10 and 20 Year Chamber Member Anniversaries! We are grateful for your dedication and commitment to commerce in Otsego County!"

--Otsego County Chamber

Front row: Pat Knuth, ARC Otsego; Lizbeth Parent, Corning; Alicia Fish, Catskill Area Hospice; Mary Ann Bollinger, Community Bank, and Stacie Haynes, Susquehanna SPCA. Back row: Chris Hobert, Springbrook; Paul Landers, Pathfinder Village; Jim Kevlin, The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and All.OTSEGO.com; Alan Sessions, CDO Workforce; Nick Savin, ONC BOCES; Pete Armao, Country Club Auto; Dave Ohman, Delaware Engineering; Chris Kuhn, Oneonta Job Corps Academy, and Johnna Peachin, Peachin & Associates.

Photo Courtesy Otsego County Chamber
CDO Workforce Disability Coordinator Kathy DeAngelo
Interviewed for
Local Poverty Documentary

A documentary on poverty is currently being filmed that will feature local organizations and residents. The city of Oneonta has one of the highest levels of poverty in New York State.

The filmmakers, Joseph Stillman and Rev. Dana Horrell, say "The Faces of Poverty" documentary aims to recognize and dignify the hard work of people with low incomes.

CDO Workforce Disability Coordinator Kathy DeAngelo was recently interviewed by the filmmakers. Kathy was asked to speak to the filmmakers because the film will feature one of Kathy's customers. Kathy's customer told the filmmakers that Kathy was an advocate, and really helped her move forward with her life.

Photo Courtesy The Daily Star
Success Story: Otsego County Resident, Rosa

"Rosa’s employment journey demonstrates how a positive experience for a young person at their local Career Center can lead to ongoing career support and is a wonderful example of how the work we do every day here at the DOL can change a person’s life."


CDO Workforce Attends
Academy Conference

Staff from CDO Workforce attended the annual New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals ( NYATEP) Youth Academy Conference, held March 18th - 20th in Saratoga Springs.

CDO Workforce staff attended workshop sessions and networked with colleagues from all over New York State, learning valuable methods to recruit, engage and fully serve the youth population.
Pictured: Dan Goldman (Norwich), Penny Seeger (Oneonta), Maggie Gilbert (Sidney) and Alan Sessions (Oneonta).

See more photos from the event and other workforce news in NYATEP's WorkforceBuzz Magazine.

Photo Courtesy Daniel Goldman
CDO Workforce Youth Services Career Advisor Dan Goldman Presents at Career Day

Dan Goldman, from Norwich CDO Workforce, attended the 2nd Annual Career Day at Unadilla Valley School on March 14, 2019.

Unlike typical job fairs for students, Dan spoke to students, ages 11-18, about the requirements the students need in order to pursue a career like Dan’s.

Dan informed the students of his educational background and his “day-to-day” job requirements and operations.

Students were able to ask Dan questions and Dan referred upcoming graduating seniors to CDO Workforce for job seeker services and the Out of School Youth Program.

Pictured: Dan Goldman at his booth at Unadilla Valley Central School. 

Photo Courtesy Daniel Goldman
Events & Opportunities
Leadership for Supervisors Class

When: April 19th, April 26th & May 3rd, 9am to Noon

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce
1 O'Hara Dr., Norwich, NY

When: April 11th from 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: DCMO BOCES, 270 BOCES Dr., SIdney, NY

Veteran Services Workshops

Walk With Frank
"A lifelong journey
fighting PTSD"

All are invited to attend an information session with Frank Romeo, a Vietnam veteran who
wants to hear from you about your battles with PTSD. 

When: April 4th
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Catskill Veterans Outreach Center (CVOC)
56 Main St., Stamford, NY

2019 Job Expo

Where: Otesaga Hotel
60 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY

When: Wednesday, April 17th
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

(Deadline to submit exhibitor registration: April 5, 2019.)

Job Corps

Job Corps will be at Norwich CDO Workforce to meet with interested youth. 

When : Ongoing, Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM 

Where : 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY 

Job & Resource Fair

2020 Jump Brook Rd.
Grand Gorge, NY

When: April 10th
2:15 PM to 4:00 PM

US Care Systems Recruitment

US Care Systems is holding several recruitments for Personal Care Aides at your local CDO Workforce offices over the next few weeks.

They have immediate openings for Personal Care Aides in Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties.

Harbor Freight is Hiring!

Harbor Freight has a new store coming to Oneonta!

You're invited to their job fair on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 9am to 3pm.

Where: Oneonta CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta

Need free, local, in-person assistance with your tax return?

Call 607-432-0061 for an appointment - Or use www.MyFreeTaxes.com to prepare your taxes using your home computer or a computer at a CDO Workforce Center. 

Public computers will be available for people to prepare their own taxes at area CDO Workforce offices from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 12 Dietz St. in Oneonta and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 21 Liberty St. in Sidney and in Suite 3 at 1 Courthouse Square in Delhi.

US Census Recruitment

When: April 23, 2019
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce
1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY

Manufacturing/Production Job Fair

When: Thursday, April 4th
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Where: SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus
20 Conkey Ave., Norwich, NY

Spotlight on Workers with Disabilities

See how Onondaga Community College Student Kayla McKeon is using her abilities to make a difference.

ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families

Did you know that ABLE offers free webinars? You can register for upcoming webinars or view past webinars here: http://www.ablenrc.org/webinars
Programs, Scholarships & Learning
Bassett Healthcare
Workforce News - Job Seeker Tips - Resources


mySkills myFuture takes your past or current job and shows you a list of careers that may use similar skills or work experiences. The list may include some jobs you’ve already considered . . . and some you’ve never even thought about.
Cost of Turnover Tool

The Aspen Institute Cost of Turnover tool helps you estimate how much your business spends each year replacing staff.

It is designed to help business representatives know what questions to ask in order to understand the financial impact of turnover on a company's bottom line.

"We Must Do More to Promote Manufacturing
as a
Rewarding Career Path.
Here's How"

"It’s time for manufacturing to assert itself into the headlines as a viable, even a preferred occupation for young people, some of whom will love what they read and hear.

Others will be surprised and may now consider the prospect of a manufacturing career based simply on the fact their misconceptions have been challenged.

Learning to see manufacturing in a new light creates interest regarding the potential opportunities that manufacturing companies offer."

Cornell Small Farms Program

The Cornell Small Farms Program helps farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development, from initial growth to optimization and maturity.

They offer onsite and online courses and programs and free resources on their website.

Featured Job Posting
High School Teacher,
Special Education
Walton Central School District is seeking a High School Teacher, Special Education in Walton, NY

Qualifications: Appropriate NYS Certification(s)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Please submit letters of interest to:
S. Corey Phraner; District Clerk
47-49 Stockton Ave.
Walton, NY 13856

All inquiries please contact the Superintendent's office at 607-865-4116 ext. 6130

Community Events & Opportunities
Volunteers Needed

Otsego County Office for the Aging is seeking volunteers to provide transportation to older adults (60+) in Otsego County.

Active Recovery Workforce Event

Active Recovery describes staying or returning to work when an individual is in recovery from opioid and other addictions.

Event Goals: To address the needs of our region in anticipating the future of this workforce, and to help business owners employ, recruit, train and benefit from this workforce in the years to come.

When: Wed., April 10th
8:00am - 10:00am

Where: The McKinley
Endicott, NY

Opportunities for Chenango Community Open House

This event provides families with a FREE afternoon of fun and information regarding available assistance to families in Chenango County -- including employment opportunities!

When: Sat., April 6th
11:00am to 1:00pm

Where: 44 West Main Street
Norwich, NY

Appreciation Day

SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus would like to recognize and support area farm families by bringing together Human Service agencies and Agribusinesses to provide information and support to our local farms. Education and employment opportunities will also be presented.

When: April 12th
10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus, 20 Conkey Ave., Norwich, NY

Participants Needed for the
"Faces of Poverty" Documentary
If you are an individual or family living in Otsego or Delaware County and your income level can be classified as poverty level or below (($11,300 as a single, $24,800 for a family of four), and you are interested in participating in The Faces of Poverty Documentary, please call Joseph Stillman at 607-287-5175.
CDO Workforce Program & Incentive Highlights
New York Youth Jobs Program
The New York Youth Jobs Program encourages businesses to hire unemployed, disadvantaged youth, ages 16 to 24, who live in New York State. This program helps make it easier for youth to find a job and career training path. 

For program year 2019,  businesses can earn tax credits of up to $7,500  for eligible youth starting work between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. 
Businesses in Chenango, Delaware or Otsego County who would like to participate in this program must apply before November 30, 2019.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact:
Debbie Bender, Business Services Representative
New York State Department of Labor, Div. of Employment and Workforce Solutions
CDO Workforce Oneonta
12 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY
607-432-4800 Ext. 101
On-The-Job Training
The CDO Workforce New York One-Stop System has On-the-Job Training (OJT) Funds available. 

The OJT funding provides companies with an incentive to hire and train individuals who lack the specific skills or experience for a job. 

OJT is appropriate for occupations where classroom training is not suitable and for which specific job skills can be learned by a worker while engaged in useful work. 

This program is for full-time (at least 32 hours per week) employment and cannot be used for seasonal, commission, or 1099 employment opportunities.
Business OJT users apply their own methods to teach workers the new skills necessary for successful employment within their company, while the trainee is performing productive tasks. 

OJT contracts can be written up to $2,000 per trainee depending on amount of training provided.
For more information regarding grants and other CDO Workforce Business Servicescontact:  Tylena Daniels at (607)-334-2201 X 128 /   Tylena.Daniels@labor.ny.gov  OR April Feyh at  (607)-832-5782 /   april.feyh@co.delaware.ny.us
CDO Workforce Disability Employment Resources
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Thank you!

Happy April!
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