July 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
There is never a charge for our services.
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.

Independence Day Holiday
All CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.
Program & Partner News
CDO Workforce Presents
at The New York Alliance
Partners In Employment Summit

In June, alongside Department of Labor (DOL) co-presenters, CDO Workforce Disability Resource Coordinators Alan Sessions and Kathy DeAngelo presented: "Disability Employment Initiatives - Understanding the Resources DOL Offers Businesses and Job Seekers Alike" at the New York Alliance Partners in Employment Summit.

The presentation outlined the effective practices, tools, resources and expertise that exist as a result of past and present Disability Employment Initiatives through the NYS DOL One-Stop Centers.

The initiatives are "Designed to improve education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities. Attendees gain insight on strategies including financial capability, cross-systems collaboration, integrated resource teams, and systems change strategies. Any job seeker with or without a disability may access supports through a One-Stop Career Center and if a Disability Resource Coordinator is available the sky is the limit!"

DRC Kathy DeAngelo said "We really enjoyed the entire conference and our presentation was well received by the audience, which was comprised of community agency workers, administrators and parents of children with disabilities."

Co-presenters included: NYSDOL's Alan Gallagher, Workforce Programs Specialist 3 - Supervisor, Program Development Unit, Special Populations Team; Kerry Wiley, Workforce Program Specialist, Round 8, NYS DEI; Geri Walsh, DRC

You can read more about this presentation and the summit here: http://bit.ly/2WuAf0J

Pictured - From left to right: Geri Walsh, Kathy DeAngelo, Alan Sessions, Kerry Wiley. Not pictured: Alan Gallagher.

Photo Courtesy Alan Sessions
Business Services Representative
Debbie Bender Presents at
Delaware Chamber Meeting

On June 7th, Business Services Representative Debbie Bender presented at the Delaware Chamber of Commerce's monthly Eat & Meet Networking Breakfast, held at Stamford Golf Club.

Debbie spoke to the Delaware County business community about the numerous tax incentives and other funds available for employers.

Learn More about our Business Services and contact us to find out how we can help.

Photo Courtesy Delaware Chamber

Amphenol Sponsors Apprenticeships
Sidney-based Amphenol Aerospace is a New York State Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor, with current Apprenticeships in the Toolmaker and Quality Assurance Auditor trades.

Apprenticeship Coordinator Heather Schaap has been working closely with Amphenol, and currently 60 of their existing employees have begun Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprentice training through the HMO AAI grant program .

The training is being completed online, so that the employees can accomplish it around their work and home schedules.

The class subjects included are: Abrasives, Additive Manufacturing, CNC, Fasteners, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Inspection, Lean, Mate rials, Mechanical Systems, Quality, Robotics, Safety, Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics), Supervisor Essentials and Welding at an introductory level of instruction. 

The AAI grant program is available to residents and businesses located in the following New York counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins.

CDO Workforce Trailing Partner Initiative
Trailing Partner Initiative
Dear Regional Employer Partner,

Have you ever had the experience of having the perfect recruit apply for a position with your company only to have the prospective employee decide to reject your offer due to concerns about opportunities both personal and professional for their partner?

Let us help you negotiate that dilemma. 

With our extensive knowledge of local businesses, schools and non-profits we will often be able to suggest that place where a partner might find that “perfect fit” based on their skills, experiences and personal goals. We are in contact with regional employers every day and find that middle management and executive level jobs often go unadvertised locally due to the perception that there is no one to fill them. We also find that employers will create a job if presented with someone with a set of skills that can improve their business.

Together we can turn this problem into an opportunity!

For additional information please contact Maggie Gilbert, CDO Workforce at (607) 832-5781 or maggie.gilbert@co.delaware.ny.us 
Workforce Events & Opportunities
Oneonta Job Corps
SmartGrid Training

Applications are now being accepted until Friday, July 19th for Overhead Line, Underground Residential Distribution, and Smart Meter & Instrumentation Advanced Training Fall Cohort ‘19.

*Please note that the Smart Grid training is now operating under a staggered schedule for the three programs. 
LPN Training

"If you are looking for an amazing & rewarding career then you should consider looking into our Licensed Practical Nursing program. DCMO BOCES School of Practical Nursing is currently accepting applications for our fall program beginning September 4th 2019!"

For more information please contact Heather Montgomery, BSN, RN Coordinator of Health Occupations at montgomh@dcmoboces.com or 607-335-1439.

Job Fair
Hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs
& More

When: Mon., July 1st, 8am-6pm

Where: Chestnut Park Nursing & Rehabilitation, 330 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY

Career Pathways III

Are you actively participating in a High School Equivalency or National EDP program?

Do you have an interest working in Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare or working in a Trade?
The CAREER PATHWAYS III program wants to help YOU!

(Must meet residency, age & income requirements.)

New York Small Business
Development Center (SBDC)
Small Business Training Program

Are you starting a business? Are you already in business and need an entrepreneurial “tune-up?” The Small Business Training Program is for you. Learn from the experts how to build your idea into a profitable venture.

Classes take place on two (2) consecutive Wednesdays. Each session is a full day of classroom training beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm.

Both sessions are included in the price of $75.00. An SBDC Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the 2nd session.

This Certificate is a requirement of the Otsego County and City of Oneonta Microenterprise Grant Program. More importantly, you will walk away with valuable knowledge, ideas, motivation and resources.

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019,
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Otsego Now Offices
189 Main Street
5th Floor, Suite 500
Oneonta, NY 13820

Introduction to Welding at SUNY Delhi

When: Monday nights: July 15, 22, 29 and
August 5, 12

Time: 5:00-9:00 PM (5-6pm lecture/6-9pm lab)

Where: The Welding Center at SUNY Delhi

Cost: $495 per person. Materials and Safety Gear Will Be Provided.

Call 607-745-4545 or email Outreach@Delhi.Edu for more information.
Spotlight on Workers with Disabilities
Nine Year Old Non-Speaking Boy Writes Bestseller Book About Autism for Educators, Parents & Students

“Working on communication in a meaningful way should be a priority when working with us. There is nothing worse than being left out of the conversation. Talk to us please; we love to be included. You have the power to make a difference in how people judge a person with autism.”
--Diego Pena

Manufacturing Talent is Out There - You Just Need to Know Where to Look

Employees with autism and those who are neurodiverse have a lot of skills to offer manufacturing companies.

Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)

EARN’s Online Training Center is a one-stop resource for comprehensive, curated multimedia training on disability inclusion. The Center offers employers and others interested in disability employment strategies access to a variety of training on strategies, policies and practices for advancing inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.

Learn more about this great resource and others, including why hiring workers with disabilities is good for business, on our Hiring Workers With Disabilities Resources Page on our CDO Workforce website.

Webinar: Moving Forward: Innovative Disability and Employment Service Delivery

From the Workforce Innovation Cohort on Disability and Employment

“State workforce agencies: Watch this recent USDOL webinar for ways to better serve job seekers with disabilities as well as engage employers in hiring and training persons with disabilities through the American Job Centers in your state."

Local Band Changing Perception of Disabilities, One Song at a Time

"A local phenomenon has gone worldwide. A group of talented musicians are changing the way people view disabilities one song at a time and inspiring others to follow their dreams."

John's Crazy Socks Co-Founder Becomes 1st Person with Down Syndrome to Win Major Entrepreneurs' Award

Introducing our NEW DEI FACEBOOK PAGE!
CDO Workforce has launched a new Facebook page devoted to disability news and resources.

Please like and share our page here:

Thank you!
Workforce News - Job Seeker Tips - Resources
Explore Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

From Arconic Foundation & Discovery Education:
  • Career Guide
  • Discussion Starters
  • Self-Paced Module


Career Onestop Blog:
Finding a way through career barriers

Check out these resources for mitigating job search barriers for youth, veterans transitioning from military service to civilian workplaces, older workers, those who have a criminal conviction in their background, and more.

You’ll find both solid career information as well as links to local help for in-person guidance and support.

Pocket Resume

The Pocket Resume helps students keep their information in a pocket-sized format, so it's easy to use for job applications.

NYS Economy Added 87,400 Private Sector Jobs Over the Past Year

State’s Jobless Rate
Remains at Low Level

Avoid This Mistake When Answering Yes/No Questions In A Job Interview

Learn more About how to answer those difficult questions, along with etiquette, body language and post-interview follow up and more at our FREE Interviewing workshop. You're invited!
Free Resources from Cornell Small Farms Progam

  • Guide to Farming in NY
  • Guide to Urban Farming in NYS
  • Campus to Farm Guide and more

Featured Job Opportunity
Raymond Corporation is looking for an Engineering Technical Specialist in Greene, NY

Job Description

"Raymond Corporation, a division of Toyota Industries, is a leading provider of material handling equipment and services. We design and manufacture a wide range of industrial electric lift trucks and offer industry leading solution services to our customers. As one of New York State's largest employers in the manufacturing sector, we regard the collocation of our manufacturing facility and our headquarters as one of our greatest assets.

Our Engineering Test Lab is seeking an Engineering Technical Specialist who can apply his/her knowledge and skills in support of testing our current product portfolio and our future needs. The ideal candidate will be forward-looking and have the ability to execute towards both near-term and long-term strategic objectives."

Community Events & Opportunities
Medical Clinic

When: July 11-20, 2019
8am - 5pm
(Afternoon only on the 11th, Morning only on the 20th)

Where: Norwich High/Middel School Complex
89 Midland Drive, Norwich, NY

Scheduling for Greater Chenango Cares will begin June 3rd at 8am. Please do not call early.

Free Family Saturday at Hanford Mills Museum

When: Sat., July 20th
10:00am - 4:00pm

Where: 51 County Hwy 12
East Meredith, NY

Artist Exhibition at Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO)

Opening Reception July 5th, 5-8 pm with music by Local Seisiún Trio 

Exhibition displays through July 21st.

Gallery hours: Thurs & Fri: 2pm – 6pm, Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm

Free & Open to the Public.

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
New Hire Training and Existing Employee Training
New Hire Training (OJT): Intended to fund the on-the-job occupational skills training for newly hired workers in need of skill upgrade training for their job responsibilities immediately after hire.

Training that is provided under OJT is to participants who have been hired by the business. There should be a commitment by the business to retain the individual upon successful completion of the training.

Existing Employee Training (EET): Intended to provide occupational skills training to existing employees who are in low and middle-skills occupations, leading to job advancement and retention. 

If you are interested in learning more and/or would like assistance to apply, please contact:
Debbie Bender
Business Services Representative
New York State Department of Labor | Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions
(607) 432-4800 Ext 101 / Debra.Bender@labor.ny.gov
CDO Workforce Disability Employment Resources
Programs, Scholarships & Learning
Bassett Healthcare
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Happy July!
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