February 2020
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.

Presidents' Day

All CDO Workforce Offices are closed on Monday, February 17th, in observance of Presidents' Day.
Program & Partner News
CDO Workforce Releases Strategic Action Plan
The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Alice Savino, of the Chenango, Delaware and Otsego County Workforce Development Board (CDO WDB) recognizes the importance of the organization’s role as a driver, primary resource and partner in ensuring a talented and well-trained workforce as an essential ingredient for the long-term economic sustainability of the service area.

In 2019, the CDO WDB engaged strategic planning and economic development consultants Susan Payne and Margaret Lawrence to facilitate and guide a strategic planning process.

The CDO Workforce Board of Directors and staff were actively engaged in gaining an understanding of today’s workforce landscape and the projected challenges. Based on an understanding of the demand and workforce dynamics in the services area, the Board of Directors established mission and vision statements for the organization and also agreed on a set of measurable strategic objectives and an action plan to address the top five strategic priorities.The process provided focus and serves as a guide for the organization’s activities in 2020-2022.

WDB Announces New Resource for Targeted Job Searches
in Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties
An Invitation to Share Your Thoughts about the
Integrated Resource Team Toolkit Review

Staff at CDO Workforce New York have been working with partners across New York State to empower young New Yorkers with disabilities to build Integrated Resource Teams that will help them transition into successful careers. Can you help us make that project successful? 
A draft Integrated Resource Team Toolkit will be open for community review and comment very soon. Sign up now to be sent a link to the toolkit when it's ready! Once it arrives, take a few minutes to look it over and tell us what you think; we'll even send you a list of questions you can use to guide your feedback. 
Are you ready to be among the first to look at the resources, success stories, suggestions, and tools we've collected? Sign up now to be emailed the toolkit link when it's ready for review. Just e-mail your contact information to cdoworkforce@gmail.com. We are looking forward to your input and suggestions.
CDO Workforce Introduces New Virtual Job Shadow Pilot -
Seeking Youth with Disabilities, ages 18 – 24, for this Pilot Program

CDO Workforce is launching a Pilot Project: Effective Use of Virtual Job Shadowing Software. We will be using virtual job shadowing software as one component of the Integrated Resource Team job placement and work experience activities. The pilot project will run until April 23rd to assess the effectiveness of the Virtual Job Shadowing on-line software program as a tool for young adults, ages 18-24, with disclosed disabilities.

The purpose of the software is to improve the knowledge, awareness and skills of participants related to career exploration, finding jobs, and job readiness skills. The goal of this project is to find out how the new Job Shadowing Software can be helpful for career exploration and job search; and to find out how employment counselors can use this software to better support those who are looking for work.

The software has been tested in many settings successfully. We hope to learn what tools serve youth and employment counselors and determine what strategies will support use and integration of Virtualjobshadow.com into career exploration at CDO.

Project Contacts: Alan Sessions or Kathy DeAngelo, 607-432-4800

Project Outcome Goals for CDO Staff:
  1. Strategies to successfully incorporate the Virtual Job Shadowing Software into CDO to improve services and supports to youth.
  2. Data, measurable impact from pre and post-assessment, and lessons learned gathered from both youth and employment counselor; based on the analysis of the data, recommend process to make sure the software can be successfully used by more youth.
Key Pilot Project Questions:
  1. Do youth improve their knowledge and awareness of careers, education and training, and job skills after completing Virtual Job Shadowing planned lessons and activities?
  2. Do youth and young adults identify a realistic career pathway after participating in the Virtual Job Shadowing pilot project? (Realistic= understanding of what education and training is needed; and career choice matches personal interests, talents, and goals.) 
  3. Do the job shadowing software activities motivate or guide participants to further job search or job placement activities?

CDO Workforce is seeking 25 youth with disabilities, ages 18 – 24, for this pilot program, Youth should be open to career exploration assistance. Youth that are interested in the pilot should contact Alan Sessions at 607-432-4800 x 109 or e-mail: cdoworkforce@gmail.com for more information.
US Congressman, Antonio Delgado and Assemblyman John Salka
CDO Workforce Attends State-of-the-State Networking Luncheon

Alan Sessions, Penny Seeger, Kathy DeAngelo and Maggie Gilbert from CDO Workforce attended the State of the State Networking Luncheon on Friday, January 24th at SUNY Oneonta. The event was presented by Otsego Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Community Bank.

They heard updates from US Congressman, Antonio Delgado, NY; State Senator James L. Seward; Assemblyman John Salka; Assemblyman Chris Tague; Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillappaugh and Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig. 

Photos Courtesy Maggie Gilbert
CDO Workforce Releases Updated Local Plan

CDO Workforce has recently published an updated Local Plan.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each Workforce Development Board to develop a comprehensive 4-year local plan that analyzes the local workforce development area and lays out the Board’s strategy to meet the economic and employment needs of the area’s job seekers and employers.

The local plan update ensures plans remain current and account for changes in labor market and economic conditions or in other factors affecting the implementation of the plan.

CDO Workforce: Bobbie's Success Story

Bobbie was referred to the OTDA Jobs Program Specialist in the CDO Workforce Center for assessment and employment services. The day she was in the Center she also attended a recruitment for Chase Nursing Home. 

Bobbie mentioned at her assessment that she had a CDL-A license that had expired, and she had been seeking employment with JB Hunt Trucking as a driver but would need assistance with paying her DMV fees and her DOT physical. 

Bobbie was referred to the OET Employment & Training counselor and she was enrolled a few days later. During her initial assessment it was discovered that Bobbie had received an offer of employment with JB Hunt. Bobbie had previous experience as a truck driver, over 7.5 years, her DMV cost would be $17.50 to renew her CDL-A license. 

Bobbie’s steps included the completion of a physical through JB Hunt, updating of her CDL-A license, the completion of on-line lessons starting December 10, 2019, and completed by December 23, 2019, and attending orientation with JB Hunt prior to beginning employment. 

Bobbie was referred to and approved for WIOA Adult supportive services to help her pay for her CDL-A license update. Bobbie received an interim CDL-A updated license on December 13, 2019, at Chenango County DMV. She is expected to receive her new CDL-A license within two weeks.

Bobbie successfully completed all on-line lessons, attended her orientation and began employment with JB Hunt on December 30, 2019. She has earned her first pay check and continues to work full-time, approximately 34 hours per week. 

With the collaboration and assistance of CDO Workforce Partners, Bobbie completed all her goals within a one-month time period, and it is expected that she will continue to be successful at JB Hunt.

Congratulations, Bobbie!
CDO Workforce: Joe's Success Story

Joe, a 24 year old SSDI Beneficiary, reported to the CDO Workforce Center in Oneonta seeking local job search assistance as he recently resigned from his previous position. He had been working part-time for four years at a hardware store in a nearby town. He moved to Oneonta in October 2017 to share an apartment with brother and commuted to work (70 miles round-trip). His employer was putting pressure on him to work more hours on a regular basis. Joe wants to stay around 20 hours a week due to anxiety and panic attacks, which have stayed under control while he works at this level. An Integrated Resource Team (IRT) meeting was held with Joe, his mom, the CDO Youth Program Counselor, CDO Benefits Counselor and Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) to assess his employment situation and provide SSDI benefits advisement.
The Benefits Counselor referred Joe to Social Security to replace his lost Social Security Card, discussed the Ticket to Work Program, and obtained the Benefits Planning Query for SSDI. The Benefits Counselor also discussed establishing an ABLE Account, which Joe expressed interest in, but did not want to create an Account until he had employment. Joe assigned Ticket to Work to CDO Workforce, part of NYESS Employment Network. The Youth Counselor explained the Out of School Youth program and facilitated completion of necessary paperwork for services, including Work Experience.
Joe is eligible for Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Program funding, as he is 24 years old and has revealed that he has disabilities. His assessment identified the following barriers: lack of job seeking skills including job search strategy, lack of interviewing skills, no resume, as well as a lack of career exploration. He indicates that he needs a work environment which is low stress. He would like to continue to work in retail, but has anxiety attacks if he becomes too “stressed out.”

A follow-up IRT was held with the Benefits Counselor, DRC and Joe to review the BPQY report.

The DRC reviewed and helped Joe revise his resume and provided Career Exploration services focusing on employment skills, personal interests, and determining likes and dislikes from his retail employment history. Joe is interested in working in a small department or at businesses where staff work together as a team and there are low stress levels. He is comfortable working alone, but he does enjoy interactions with co-workers. In the past, his employer provided an ongoing accommodation when he became stressed or anxious, he would excuse himself from the sales floor for 5-10 minutes to relieve his anxiety and he was able to return to work and finish the shift. Joe completed a Job Zone Assessment that showed strong interest in Realistic and Conventional occupation groups. These groups included manufacturing, food service, and construction jobs. After reviewing these results, he indicated an interest in exploring careers in manufacturing.

A local manufacturer set up Job Shadowing for Joe as they had Assembler job openings. Joe participated in Job Shadowing and believed he would enjoy an assembly job. He completed the application for part-time work. The DRC provided the business with information about the Work Experience program in which Joe would work 20 hours a week at $11.10/ for about 10 weeks (200 hours). He would be on the CDO Workforce’s payroll, but was assigned duties, supervised, and worked as an Assembler at the business.
He did not get a job offer from the manufacturer (no reason given). Joe went to a second Job Shadow at another manufacturer, but did not wish to apply because the work involved aerospace products and he felt anxious about making mistakes while assembling these types of products.
The DRC discussed food service jobs at a local hospital and he applied. The hospital was interested in our Work Experience Program and started him as a Dietary Aide. Joe enjoyed the work and did not experience the level of anxiety that he struggled with while employed in retail.

The hospital was happy with his quality of work and hired him after his Work Experience program ended. He was hired in January at the hospital as a Dietary Aide.

Congratulations, Joe!
Workforce Events & Opportunities
US Census Bureau Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce

When: Thursday, February 6th, 2020, 10:00 AM To Noon 

Where: Norwich CDO Workforce, 1 O'Hara Dr., Norwich, NY 13815 

US Census staff will be available to answer questions regarding online applications and to provide assistance. 

Pre-Entrance Exam

When: Wed., February 26th
9:30am - 1:30pm

Where: DCMO Health Occupations Programs
6678 Cty Rd 32, Norwich, NY

"Looking for an exciting new career path in the ever changing world of Health Care? Look no further! DCMO BOCES is accepting applications for our next Licensed Practical Nursing Program beginning in September 2020!"

Your first step in the application process is to take a TEAS pre-entrance exam! Program Application & Exam fee is $75.

Please contact Heather Montgomery, BSN, RN at montgomh@dcmoboces.com for further information or details on signing up for the exam.
Delaware County Counselors' Association Spring 2020 College and Career Fair

The Delaware County Counselors’ Association invites you to be represented at their spring Delaware County College and Career Fair.

When: Thursday April 2nd, 2020
9:30am - 11am

Where: SUNY Delhi, Clark Field House

STEM Summit

When: March 12th
8:30am - 3:30pm

Where: SUNY Oneonta
108 Ravine Pkwy, Oneonta

Who Should Attend?
Superintendents, Associate Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum, Principals, Library
Media Specialists, STEM Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, and Teachers
who want to integrate STEM.

Save The Date
ServSafe Certification Course at SUNY Delhi

SUNY Delhi will be offering a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Course in April

ServSafe is the highest standard in training and certification for food-service workers and is recognized by more jurisdictions than any other food safety program in the country. Food safety is a mindset and this certification is the means to ensure your operation does the right thing- protecting your customers and your business.

For more information call 607.746.4545 or email outreach@delhi.edu.
Carpenters Training
Info Sessions

The New England-New York Carpenters Training Fund and the Sisters in the Brotherhood, are
offering a Pre-Appprenticeship Program, which can lead to a five-year apprenticeship program with the carpenters union allowing you to earn while you learn.

The Sisters are particularly supportive of women and minorities who never thought about carpentry as a career.

Info Sessions will take place in March in Binghamton.

GetThere Rideshare

Short-term transportation assistance.

Getthere assists individuals who have started a new job and need effective transportation solutions.

Transit, Fuel cards, and 511NY rideshare.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

If your household income was less than $56,000 through employment in 2019, you MAY qualify for Free tax preparation for this tax season. 

Appointments are available from February through April. *Returns are electronically filed. 


Chenango County: (607) 334-5841 x 1111 
Chenango County Seniors: (607) 337-1770

For other areas, GO HERE .
Free One-on-One Business Counseling Sessions in Delhi

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering FREE comprehensive programming to provide management and technical assistance to small businesses in Delaware County.

Specializing in direct one-to-one counseling, the SBDC offers assistance in the following business areas:
  • Start-up assistance
  • Business Plan Development
  • Accounting & Financial Projections
  • Sources of Financing
  • Marketing
  • Business Expansion
  • Relocation & Agribusiness

Reservations are required for the one hour appointments. To make your reservation for Tuesday, March 31st (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.) at the Delaware County eCenter, located at 5 1/2 Main Street, Delhi, call 607.746.2281. 

Are you actively participating in any of these certificate or degree programs?

• High School Equivalency or National EDP 

• Advanced Manufacturing

• Healthcare

• The Trades

The Career Pathways III Program wants to help you!

Eligible participants can receive up to $1000 in supportive services after obtaining their program certificate.

(Note: 60 hours of classroom time is required for eligibility. Must meet residency, age & income requirements.)

CDO Workforce Job Fair in Sidney

When: Thursday, Feb. 20th
10am - 12:30pm

Where: American Legion
22 Union Street, Sidney, NY 13838

Please bring a copy of your resume!

Questions? Call 607-832-5776

Featured Job Opportunity
Spotlight on Workers with Disabilities
Work Incentive Practitioner for Youth Services

Work Incentive Practitioners provide confidential services to people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). They educate beneficiaries on how employment will affect their public benefits such as SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid, subsidized housing and food stamps.

To make an appointment please call the CDO Workforce Center in Oneonta at 607-432-4800.

Resources for Voters with Disabilities from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

ADA & Disclosure Workshops

When: Tues., February 4th
1:30pm - 2:30pm

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


When: Tues., February 11th
10:00am - 11:00am

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

Learn about your employment rights as protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Discussion will include your right to choose if you want to disclose your disability, when to disclose, how to disclose, and how to request an accommodation.

ABLE January Newsletter

>Webinar: A New Year, A New You! Strategies to Increase Your Financial Fitness with an ABLE Account in 2020

>Introducing the 2020 ABLE NRC Ambassadors

>ABLE Employer Toolkit Release

>Top Three Questions: January

>December Webinar Archive: Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of ABLE with ABLE JeoPARODY

>State ABLE Program News

"ABLE, the IRS and Tax Advantages"

Featuring: The ABLE Employer Toolkit

The toolkit consists of resources for employers to share with employees impacted by the additional and often significant expenses that can be associated with having a disability. Toolkit items are downloadable and free of charge.

You can see this helpful resource and more than a dozen others on our website's Hiring Workers with Disabilities page . We also have a library of informative articles and news stories on this page as well. Go HERE to view.

Check out our CDO Workforce Disability Employment Initiative FACEBOOK PAGE - for more great disability-related articles, news & resources

...And please Like & Share to help us get the word out about this great resource...Thank you!
Workforce News - Job Seeker Tips - Resources
Community Assessment - Fostering Leadership in the CFSCNY Region

A regional qualitative assessment of the barriers preventing and potential strategies to address four key areas: a Potential Impending Leadership Gap; Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; Workforce; and Economic Development.

How to use these 7 presentation skills to nail a job interview


DYK you can take a FREE interviewing workshop with us at CDO Workforce?

3 Tips for Seniors Planning Encore Careers

If you’ve been thinking about an encore career, you probably have a handle on your area of interest. What can be harder to pin down is “What exactly can I do?” That’s where these three questions come in. Taking the time to explore and answer each one can help you find a fulfilling, rewarding, and realistic encore career.

Career Videos

Are you looking for free #career videos? Take a look at CareerOneStop's YouTube playlists with more than 500 videos!


Text4Caregivers is a free text service that distributes timely and relevant self-care and stress-management support via text messaging.

"As a caregiver, you take care of others; this service exists to remind you to take care of you."

Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

Manufacturing Grants - FuzeHub

From FuzeHub: The Manufacturing Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between not-for-profit organizations in New York State and companies that work within the manufacturing industry.

The grants serve as a resource to help small to medium-size manufacturing and technology companies achieve success from early stage, proof of concept through maturity.

The partnership created by the not-for-profit organization and the industry partner serves as a pathway to technology transfer, adoption and implementation of new manufacturing processes, as well as the creation of enhanced products and services.

2020 State of the State Book
"Making Progress Happen"

Workforce Development Initiative: $3.4 million awarded

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced 61 New York State businesses, community colleges and community-based organizations will receive funding for workforce development totaling $3.4 million as part of the state's historic $175 million Workforce Development Initiative. 

Public Comment Period

NYS’s second WIOA Combined State Plan for PYs 2020-2023 was again drafted by the NYS agencies that administer the six WIOA core programs, along with the NYS Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance (OTDA), and the NYS Department of State (DOS).

The draft PY 2020-2023 Combined Plan requires a Public Comment period to provide an opportunity for comment by representatives of Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) and Chief Elected Officials (CEOs), businesses, representatives of labor organizations, community-based organizations, adult education providers, institutions of higher education, and other stakeholders with an interest in services provided by the WIOA partners included in the Combined Plan.

The Public Comment period is January 17, 2020 to February 17, 2020. All comments must be submitted to SWIB@labor.ny.gov no later than 11:59PM on February 17, 2020.

2020: Future of
Manufacturing Technology

Industry Week takes a look at the state of manufacturing, and what's in store in the road ahead.

WDI's 2019 Annual Impact Report

"Our statewide presence is a strength that empowers us to identify programs that work, and pursue opportunities to scale them to other occupations, industry sectors, or regions of the state."


• Introducing the Next Generation to the Jobs of New York’s Future
• Upskilling the Workforce So Employers Can Hire/Promote More Readily
• Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Workforce Development
• Piloting Innovative Workforce Programs
• Integrating Data and Field Intelligence to Inform Programming
• Preparing New York State for the Energy Sector’s Future
• Elevating Child Care As a Workforce Issue

Labor Statistics

Labor Statistics for the Southern Tier Region
Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins Counties:

Private sector jobs in the Southern Tier increased by 1,200 or 0.5 percent, to 230,100 in the year ending December 2019.

Job gains were largest in educational and health services (+2,000), leisure and hospitality (+400), financial activities (+200) and other services (+200).

Job losses were greatest in natural resources, mining and construction (-500), professional and business services (-400), trade, transportation and utilities (-400) and manufacturing (-300).

Government jobs remained unchanged over the year.

Job-to-Job Flows Explorer
from the U.S. Census Bureau

J2J Explorer is a web-based interactive analysis and visualization tool based on the Census Bureau’s Job-to-Job Flows (J2J) data. The J2J data follow U.S. workers as they change jobs and flow in and out of employment.

New features include the ability to track moves within and across metro areas, compare earning changes for job switchers, rank results and express flow volumes as a share of the local labor market (normalized data). 

WIOA Youth Programs: A Training Tool

A new U.S. Department of Labor webcast is available to help workforce development boards and youth committee members understand the WIOA youth program.

New Federal Poverty Guidelines

The 2020 poverty guidelines are in effect as of January 15, 2020

Community Events & Opportunities
Local Disaster Response Team Forming In Chenango County

There’s a new effort underway to form an Early Response Team (ERT) in Chenango County to help coordinate an organized response for neighbors and communities to recover from disasters, such as regional flooding. 

Broad Street United Methodist Church, 74 N. Broad Street in Norwich, (607) 334-2895, is sponsoring an all-day training event on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:30 AM – 5 PM. Lunch will be provided. 

Must be over the age of 18. 

In addition to the debris removal, there are multiple other tasks suitable for people who do not feel able to do the heavy lifting. 

The expectation is that the ERT team will help to fill a void in the overall coordinated response to local disasters. As such, it is also being conducted in cooperation with the local Emergency Management System.
Broad St. Church has arranged to pay for the background check and the registration fee for the first 30 people who register for the course. "Please consider helping your neighbors by becoming a part of this team." 

4-H STEM Camp

When: June 19th - June 21st

Where: 4-H Camp Shankitunk
2420 Arbor Hill Rd., Delhi, NY

Youth Ages 10 and Older - Do not have to be a 4-Her to attend!

Register early - Space is limited. Free T-shirt if registered by May 1st.

Courses offered:
Ag-citing Science of Fiber Food & Farms - Take a look at the science of fiber, food and farms! Delve into questions such as, "Why is wool itchy?", How does milk become more than just a drink?", and "How does tilling soil effect soil health?". You will take a look at agriculture under the microscope, get your hands dirty and find the answers to the above questions. You will find answers to questions you never knew you should be asking.

CDO Workforce Program & Incentive Highlights
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
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 2020, businesses can earn tax credits of up to $7,500 for eligible youth starting work between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.  
Businesses in Chenango, Delaware or Otsego County who would like to participate in this program must apply before November 30, 2020.

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
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 
CDO Workforce Disability Employment Resources
Programs & Learning
Bassett Healthcare

ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and maintain employment through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development
More Resources
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Thank you!

Happy February!
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