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CDO Workforce Hosts Family Engagement Training Webinar

CDO Workforce recently held a webinar about Family Engagement Training for staff and partner agencies. Some 14 attendees participated in the interactive training from throughout New York State, including Ithaca, Hempstead, Albany, and the four CDO Workforce office locations. The 90 minute webinar was presented by Robin Piefer, FSS Supervisor/ Education Advocate from the Family Resource Network in Oneonta.

"CDO Workforce's work with Youth with disabilities is most successful when their families are involved in planning for their futures, but many counselors struggle to keep families engaged, says Disability Resource Coordinator Alan Sessions. "This training explored the benefits of family engagement, barriers to family participation, and methods to draw families in and keep them involved."

Jolie Gagnon, a CDO Summer Youth Counselor, said "this training will help us in our field to be more sensitive to the day to day demands on parents and their need and desire to be involved with plans and decisions that affect their children's lives."

 All participants will be invited to follow-up and best practices sessions in the fall.

Submitted by Alan Sessions.
Businesses: Register for the
Advanced Manufacturing
Virtual Job Fair
Dear Business Representative,
You are invited to the Statewide Advanced Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair, being held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm!  

In partnership with The Manufacturers Alliance of New York, the New York State Department of Labor presents the Statewide Advanced Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair. We are excited to partner together to offer a modern job fair simulation where manufacturing businesses and job seekers can connect in a virtual setting in real-time, while keeping the familiar feel and positive outcomes of a physical event.
To fully support your recruitment efforts, there will be a preview day on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, where job seekers can view content and job postings and prepare themselves for the “live” event. The Virtual Job Fair will go live on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  
Following receipt of exhibiting businesses registrations, businesses will receive an email containing deadlines, important links for accessing the event, login credentials to “create” your booth and a Virtual Career Fair Exhibitors Guide. This guide details information about the event, gives helpful tips and answers many frequently asked questions. Department of Labor staff will be available throughout the process to help you with overall technical assistance.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please register at the link below, by Tuesday, August 10, 2021!

We hope you will join us for this exciting event!  

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact: David Croston

Thank you, 
David Croston 
Associate Employment Services Representative
New York State Department of Labor | Broome Office
501 Reynolds Road  
Johnson City, NY 13790
Office: 607-778-3004 |

Featured Job Opportunities
Chase Memorial Nursing Home has numerous job openings!
NY1383016 Weekend Receptionist
NY1383013 Dietary Aide 3-5 openings, full-time and part-time
NY1382979 C.N.A. 15 openings, full-time and part-time and per-diem
NY1382946 C.N.A. Trainee 1, 8 openings for paid training
NY1382975 LPN 8 openings, full-time and part-time and per-diem
NY1382972 Overnight RN Supervisor
NY1382971 Evening RN Supervisor
NY1382944 Maintenance Worker

To learn more about these positions, go to the NYS Job Bank and enter the Job ID Number:
To apply for these positions you can send a resume to Donna Conway at PO Box 250, New Berlin, NY 13411 or or fax 607-847-6561. You can call at 607-847-7018 or apply in person.


Golden Artist Colors is hiring for multiple positions in New Berlin and Norwich!


Meadow Park Apartments is looking for a Maintenance Technician in Deposit, NY!
Minimum Experience Required: 1 year
Job Description: The Maintenance Technician is responsible for various maintenance tasks throughout the apartment community including completing service requests, turning units between tenants, general facility maintenance projects, landscaping/grounds keeping, and snow removal. The ideal candidate will have some experience using power tools such as drills, saws, basic hand tools, and lawn equipment such as mowers, edger's, and blowers.
Preferred skills include basic plumbing, basic electrical, basic carpentry, drywall repair, painting and sanding, vinyl plank flooring installation, and basic cleaning. Must be able to work under limited supervision, and have initiative to take on tasks without being directed. Candidates must have a positive attitude, friendly demeanor and be customer service oriented. Previous experience working with the senior population is a plus. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Other hiring requirements will include drug screening, reference and background check.
Pay: $15.00 - $17.00 Hourly
Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Retirement/Pension, Clothing/Uniform Allow
Hours per Week: 40
Duration: Full Time, Regular
Work Days: Monday thru Friday
Shift: First (Day)
Public Transportation: Information not provided.
Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma
Driver Licenses, Including Endorsements: Class D (Operator)
 To apply, contact the employer in person, by mail, by telephone, or by email:
Janelle Christian
85 Fair St
Deposit, NY 13754
Phone: (607) 235-0722


Intelligent Green Solutions is looking for a Warehouse/Logistics Manager in Bainbridge, NY
Minimum Experience Required: 2 years
Job Description: Be part of a local and innovative team responsible for warehousing, logistics, and manufacturing. We are a digital company. We expect everyone on our team to be highly proficient with computer technology and software. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Prepare and process outgoing orders for FedEx/Freight shipments. Prepare shipment paperwork using company logistics software. Receive and put away of incoming shipments. Process returns and exchanges from customers. Assist with technical troubleshooting on products. Coordinate logistics information with local sales and administrative team. Collaborate with purchasing team with warehouse supplies. Organize and maintain warehouse facilities. Maintain warehouse vehicles under normal maintenance schedule. Manage part time team of up to 2. Coordinate local deliveries. Skills needed: communication, tech savvy, self-starter, and warehouse experience. Send resume to
Benefits: Vacation, Retirement/Pension
Duration: Full Time, Regular
Work Days: Monday thru Friday
Shift: First (Day)
Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma
Driver Licenses, Including Endorsements: Class D (Operator)
To apply, contact the employer by email:


SportsField Specialties, Inc is looking for Welders in Delhi, NY
Job Description: Sportsfield Specialties is seeking a hands-on experienced Welder who can work independently and/or with others as a production team member with good analytical skills. Candidate must be reliable and flexible with schedule during summer months. Responsibilities/Duties: Weld aluminum, steel, and stainless steel using various weld procedures to include: stick welding, MIG welding and TIG welding. Setup and operate welding machines to build jobs to company specifications. Read measuring equipment and interpret blueprints. Create assemblies out of sheet metal and structural components. Cut metals with oxyacetylene or plasma.
Benefits: Health Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Retirement/Pension
.Duration: Full Time, Regular
Work Days: Monday thru Friday
Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma
Driver Licenses, Including Endorsements: Class D (Operator)
To apply, contact the employer in person, by mail, by fax, by email, or on-line:
Amanda Reeder
41155 State Highway 10 PO Bx 231
Delhi, NY 13753
Fax: (607) 746-3107


Pivotel, LLC is looking for a Level 1 Telecom Technician based in Norwich, NY
Job Description: Pivotel is seeking a Level 1 Telco or Broadband ISP installer with relevant experience to contribute to all areas of expertise with various cross functional project teams. You will be working daily in a cable headend/hub in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania market helping to wire node splits, CMTS, CRAN and other projects. The successful Level 1 will work closely with the existing ISP team helping to run new wires, lace cable down to ladder racks, connectorize RF, Cat5 and power cables. Fiber, RF and secondary DC power experience in a cable headend or central office is preferred - WE ARE WILLING TO TRAIN. Must be willing to travel and be able to lift 50lbs. Computer experience and knowledge of connectorizing, lacing & running cables preferred.
Job Location: Traveling in New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Norwich, New York
Pay: $12.50 Hourly
Benefits: Vacation, Holidays
Duration: Full Time, Regular
Work Days: Monday thru Friday
Shift: Varies
Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma
Driver Licenses, Including Endorsements: Class D (Operator)
To apply, contact the employer by email:


NYS Office of General Services is looking for a Trades Generalist in Oneonta, NY
Minimum Qualifications Required for Appointment Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program; or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in skilled trades at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services. When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.
• Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance repair work including carpentry, plumbing, and electrical maintenance.
• Read and understand blueprints and written material to perform corrective repairs.
• Work independently and perform duties at a journeyman's level.
• Effectively communicate with supervisors and other trades workers, both when receiving and providing direction.
• Retrieve daily assignments and maintain accountable hours utilizing AiM.
Operational Needs:
• Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted New York State motor vehicle operator's license.
• Asbestos certification required within 90 days of appointment as well as compliance with all related PESH/OSHA regulations.
• Able to work at heights using ladders, scaffolding, platform lifts, boom lifts, etc.
• Able to operate a variety of forklifts (OSHA certification provided after appointment)
• Able to lift a minimum of 80 lbs.
• Ability to read and interpret blue prints, plans, and applicable building codes and regulations
Application Process: Candidates are required to provide specific, verifiable information about their qualifying experience with the Application for Posted Position (ADM 227). This information should be on the letterhead of the employer under whom the qualifying experience was gained and include names and titles of supervisors, duties performed during the training period and specific dates of employment and be signed by that employer.
Candidates qualifying through the completion of appropriate course work should include a copy of their transcript or listing of course work completed. A copy of a trades union card is acceptable documentary proof of qualification. Candidates who do not submit appropriate documentary proof that they meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered for appointment.
Shift: Monday-Friday, Days
To apply for this vacancy, candidates should submit an Application for Posted Position (ADM 227) to referencing the above posting number. Please include a clear, concise resume providing specific, verifiable information about your qualifying experience. This must be received in the OGS Division of Human Resources Management by the closing date or the response will not be considered.
Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Holidays, Retirement/Pension
Duration: Full Time, Regular
Work Days: Monday thru Friday
Shift: First (Day)
Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma
Driver Licenses, Including Endorsements: Class D (Operator)
To apply, contact the employer by email:

Professional Teleconcepts LLC is looking for a Driver in Norwich, NY
Job Description: Professional Teleconcepts located in Norwich is seeking a delivery driver. The Delivery Driver will move parts, goods, and other merchandise from one location to another. The candidate will deliver parcels to correct job sites, inspect load securement, fill out required paperwork and maintain basic records of truck mileage and deliveries made. In addition, the candidate will maintain a safe working environment by completing MTSA (Material Transfer Safety Analysis, remove trash and debris from job sites prior to heading home, assist in general warehouse duties when delivery route is completed and perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum requirements: Ability to drive safely. Ability to use navigation tools such as onboard GPS, smartphone apps, and/or web based or physical maps. Ability to maintain basic logs and records. Ability to complete field audit inspection for all vehicles. Ability to carry out a series of instructions without constant supervision. Able to remain professional and courteous at all times. Work environment: Driver an enclosed truck on a daily basis. Work outdoors as necessary. Wear personal protective equipment and safety attire on a daily basis. Occasionally exposed to whole body vibration when driving a truck. Physical demands: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly. Must be able to load and unload packages with and without dollies. Required education and experience: Valid drivers license and clean driving record Interested applicants should apply at: Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. ( The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.
Pay: $18.00 Hourly
Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Retirement/Pension
Duration: Full Time, Regular
Shift First (Day)
Public Transportation: Public Transportation is not available.
Minimum Education Required: GED
Driver Licenses, Including Endorsements: Class D (Operator)
To apply, contact the employer, by email, or on-line:
DYK that CDO Workforce has a Custom Job Search Link on our website? You can search across 6 counties by location and/or job title. (Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer, Madison & Oneida counties.)

GO HERE and click "Search Local Job Opportunities"
Job Seekers Events & Opportunities
Herkimer, Madison, Oneida Workforce Development Board/Working Solutions Virtual Career Fair Event!

The Herkimer, Madison, Oneida Virtual Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021! This event will focus on industries that are in high demand, including: Healthcare, Hospitality, Tourism, Manufacturing and more!

The Virtual Career Fair will go live on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, with early access happening the day before on Wednesday, August 10, 2021 starting at 9:00 am.

If you're an employer that would like to register your business, click here.

If you're a job seeker that would like to register for the event, click here.

Registrants will receive a link for a Premier Virtual Job Fair platform training session, which will be held on Wednesday, August 4th.
Chenango County Announces
Deputy Sheriff Examination

Examination Date: September 18, 2021

Applications Accepted Through:5:00 P.M. August 19, 2021

Certified Nurse Aide Training Class - PAID TRAINING

A.O. Fox Hospital - Nursing Home
Nursing Home Full time · Variable 

"Have you ever thought about a fulfilling career in healthcare but did not have the training or certification needed? A.O. Fox Hospital Nursing Home is offering a PAID Certified Nursing Aide (C.N.A.) Training Program. Upon successful completion the of the program and obtaining your NYS certification, candidates will be offered a full time position in the Nursing Home

Pay rate: $15.00 per hour

 Class schedule will be as follows:
Aug. 3 – 6:        8:00am – 2:30pm (via Zoom)
Aug. 9:           8:00am - 4:30pm – (in person)
Aug. 10 -13:       8:00am – 2:30pm – (via Zoom)
Aug. 16 – 27:      8:00am – 2:30pm – (in person)
Aug. 30 – Sept. 3:  3:00pm – 9:00pm (in person)
A.O. Fox Hospital – Nursing Home offers a friendly and compassionate environment with reasonable staff to resident ratios (1 to 10) which allows us to care for every resident as a unique person. If you are a passionate and dedicated person that would like to make a difference in the lives of our residents and work with a great team, then we want you!

Benefits: Our commitment to our employees includes benefit programs that are designed to meet the various needs across our employee population.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off, including vacations and holidays
  • Life insurance and disability protection
  • Retirement benefits and more

Throughout our network, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through employee contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location and/or position.

Bassett Health Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status a victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law."

Chase Memorial Nursing Home & Rehab CNA Training Class

Beginning August 30, 2021. This is a 7-8 week program, 4pm - 8pm, 3 days a week. Becoming a CNA is a great way to jumpstart a nursing career!
As required by the NYS DOH, trainees must complete all of the time prescribed for course work, lab, and clinical work. In order to ensure adequate time and resources to complete the required curriculum, there are no absences allowed during the course.
Class size is limited. Everyone interested in pursuing this career should complete an application as soon as possible.
Please contact, Donna Conway, Human Resource Manager at (607) 847-7018, or by email at to set up an interview!
Opportunity for Growth/Career advancement, which can lead you to better and more fulfilled life!
Tips & Resources for Job Seekers
Tips for collecting records and documents to fill out a job application

"Applying for a job? Many companies now have streamlined, online application systems. Often, you can fill out an application in just a few minutes. But before you begin, you may need to collect several different kinds of information and records."

FREE Virtual Workshops!

The New York State Department of Labor is offering free online virtual workshops.

>Transferable Skills
>Job Search
>And lots more!

Fraud Alert: From NYS Department of Labor

"Cybercriminals have targeted job seekers in other states, disguising themselves as potential employers in attempts to steal personal information.

Fraudsters are attempting to steal identifying information from job seekers by:
➡ Placing phony job postings on social media
➡ Sending unsolicited emails with job openings
➡ Offering and conducting fake interviews

Once fraudsters have offered non-existent jobs to applicants, they then ask for private information, including Social Security numbers, identification, and selfies. Fraudsters say this info is used for background checks, but they use it to steal identities.

Be vigilant to ensure you don’t fall for this scam. Legitimate employers will not ask for sensitive information over social media or text."
NYSDOL's resource page has more information on how to:
➡ Avoid fraud
➡ Protect your identity
➡ Report scams

FREE Online Self-Paced Skills Training

Are you looking to:
  • increase your skills?
  • change industries or find a new career?
  • gain better employment?

This online skills training is a great opportunity for youth with disabilities and populations such as veterans, young adults, and dislocated workers to obtain work based knowledge that will make it easier to qualify and be hired for in demand jobs!

There are more than 5,000 self-paced courses to choose from. Some can be completed in 30 minutes or less!

Our Metrix online skills training platform is free for all businesses and job seekers in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties!

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FREE Resume Critique

DYK you can send us your resume and we'll evaluate it for you for free?

Spotlight on Workers with Disabilities
DYK Your Dream, Your Team has lots of FREE downloadable Resources to help job seekers with a disability along their career path?
DYK about Guideposts for Success? - A Framework for Successful Youth Transition to Adulthood that was created by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD) to help guide youth to independence and adulthood.

See this helpful resource and more transition resources on our website toolkit for job seekers with a disability and the communities that support them:!

"Welcome to #ABLEtoSave Month where you’ll have the opportunity to learn how ABLE accounts can create a path to financial stability and improve the health, independence and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families."

Have questions about ABLE Accounts?
CDO Workforce can help!
ABLE accounts are a tax-advantaged savings account for individuals with disabilities.
Contact Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) Alan Sessions at or
DRC Kathy DeAngelo at
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Disability-Related Resources
Check out our helpful articles and resources for businesses about hiring workers with disabilities and for job seekers with a disability.
Integrated Resource Teams (IRT) can help job seekers with a disability along their career path. Visit our "Your Dream, Your Team" toolkit for information and free downloadable resources.

We invite you to Like our CDO Workforce Disability Employment Initiative Facebook Page - for more disability-related articles, news & resources
Business & Community News and Resources
Raymond Named to Food Logistics 2021 Top Green Providers List

The Raymond Corporation has been named to Food Logistics’ 2021 Top Green Providers list for its sustainability efforts within facilities and products, such as Energy Essentials Distributed by Raymond®.

Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers award recognizes companies whose products, services or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the cold food and beverage industry.

Congratulations, Raymond Corporation!

ServSafe Certification Training

The Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at SUNY Delhi is offering an eight-hour ServSafe certification course.

The National Restaurant Association recognizes the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification for a five-year period.

This eight-hour course includes instruction of ServSafe protocols and standards followed by participants testing for their certification all in one session.

The cost for this training and certification is $175 for a single participant. This training is for both first time and renewal certification participants.

The location of the course is: Bluestone (Conference Room) 85 Scotch Mountain Road, Delhi, NY 13753

CHOBANI Community Impact Fund

The CHOBANI Community Impact Fund is currently accepting inquiries. The deadline for inquiries is Friday, August 13th. Inquiries will be reviewed by our community panel and if selected, a full application will be invited.

This opportunity is for Delaware, Otsego, Chenango and Madison counties.
Community Foundation for South Central New York
Fall Community Grant Program

The Fall Cycle of the Community Grant program is open for inquiries. This program will grant up to $20,000 to organizations in Broome, Chenango, Tioga, Delaware and Otsego for: program development, capacity building, general operating, capital projects and some economic development activities. Please click here for the 2021 guidelines.

The deadline for inquiries is Friday, August 13th. Inquiries will be reviewed by our community panels and if selected, a full application will be invited. Please view the Grant Writing Technical Assistance webinar for an orientation to our grant-making process.
July 22, 2021
Contact: Phoebe Schreiner, / (607) 433-2545

New York agricultural agencies and researchers launch Roundtables
to develop a State-wide food system vision

ONEONTA, N.Y. – On July 22, 2021, the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE), the Dyson School of Cornell University, the Cornell Small Farms Program, and faculty from Columbia University announced the launch of a series of roundtable discussions for food system stakeholders to run from August to September 2021 on New York State’s agricultural future. The roundtables are set to map efforts underway to develop the State’s food system, build bridges among stakeholders, and identify priorities for framing a long-term vision and plan for New York State, called VISION 2050.

Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman, from Cornell University’s Department of Global Development, says “New York currently has no State plan for agricultural and food systems development. This is an important first step in bringing stakeholders together to collaboratively conceptualize the future we want to see--a plan that supports livelihoods, food security, and care for our environment. Policy makers (and all New Yorkers) will benefit from a comprehensive, strategic plan to guide their work with clear benchmarks on how to get there. Having a plan is critical to getting where one wants to go quickly and effectively. Without a plan, New Yorkers might eventually get there, but it will likely take us much longer and, from a development perspective, the sooner we get there, the better!”

The roundtables are one part of a larger VISION 2050 initiative. According to Phoebe Schreiner, CADE Executive Director, VISION 2050 will also explore New York State’s capacity and needs to produce food in the decades ahead, based on climate and population projections and dietary trends. The initiative will provide selected case studies that examine the viability of agricultural sectors that may be particularly impacted by trends surrounding markets, health, sustainability and food justice. For example, what are the key challenges in the beef sector in New York, or the potential for dried beans, or innovations in the apple industry. For more information, contact
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