January 2021
News & Opportunities
Workforce News - Funding - Virtual Workshops and Events - And More!
Who We Are
The  Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce is the agency to link businesses 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.
CDO Workforce Virtual Services and In-Person Services by Appointment
"We're Here For You."

Click the county that you reside in to learn more and request services:

Happy New Year!

From Your Friends at CDO Workforce

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 18th

Office Hours

Norwich and Oneonta CDO Workforce offices will be closed January 18th.

Sidney and Delhi CDO Workforce offices will be open.
COVID Resources
Workforce Events & Opportunities
Leadership for Supervisors Class

Join CDO Workforce for a Supervisory Training Class!
When: January 7th, 12th, 14th and 19th, 2021 
Time: 8:30 am -10:30 am 
Where: Zoom-Virtual-link will be shared once signed up for class 
Trainer: DH Sheldon Associates

Raymond Corporation Virtual Event:
Assembler Positions

Raymond Corporation Hiring Managers will be conducting VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS for Assembler positions on:
January 6th, 7th & 8th

Shift(s) Available: 1st Shift, generally 6:00 am – 2:30 pm.
Schedule: 40 hours per week + Overtime as needed
Builds sub assembly and complete forklift assembly, using hand tools, power and precision tools.

Starting Pay Rate: $13.84/hr.
0-2 years of experience. Good team skills, consistently good attendance and willingness to learn are required.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Have you ever thought about becoming an apprentice? Or are you a business thinking about starting an apprenticeship program?

The Workforce Development Board currently has two apprenticeship grants that can help!

The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grant helps women enter apprenticeships in the high growth information technology sector while helping local employers recruit, develop, and retain a highly skilled workforce. This program is available in Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, Fulton, Montgomery & Schoharie counties.

The American Apprenticeship Initiative grant helps high school and college students, disconnected youth, unemployed adults, minorities and veterans prepare for and secure apprenticeship opportunities. AAI also helps companies registered in the apprenticeship program recruit, train, retain and develop a diverse workforce of skilled employees. In Central New York, AAI is building a new sustainable regional pipeline specific to advanced manufacturing. This 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.

To learn more about these grants and incentives and opportunities, Contact our Workforce Development Board Executive Director Alice Savino: asavino@working-solutions.org
Opioid/ National Dislocated
Worker Grant

>Do you, a friend, or any member of your family have a history of opioid use?
>Are you out of work and want to explore new training opportunities?
>Do you need help getting back into the workforce?
>Do you want to give back to your community?

You may be eligible for support services and/or training!

Must reside in Herkimer county, Madison county, Oneida county or Otsego County.

Contact Project Director Veronica Miller to find out how we can help!
Phone: 315-798-5537
Spotlight on Workers with Disabilities
This free, comprehensive toolkit helps job seekers with a disabilities along their career path, and the families and communities that support them.
Your Dream Your Team - Success Stories

Read how creating an Integrated Resource Team (IRT) helped along these job seekers with a disability along their path to success!

Check out the ABLE National Resource Center's latest newsletter!

>IRS Publishes ABLE Final Rules
>ABLE NRC Announces Launch of Service Provider Toolkit
>AchievABLE™ Top 3 Questions: November/December 2020
And more!

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 cdoworkforce@gmail.com or
DRC Kathy DeAngelo at deangelok@otsegocounty.com

Listen to the #ABLEtoSave Podcast Series from the ABLE NRC. Hear from leaders in the public and private sectors, as well as from ABLE account holders and their family members, about how ABLE accounts can be an effective savings tool to help improve health, independence, and quality of life for people with disabilities. https://www.ablenrc.org/able-to-save-podcast/
New COVID Relief – What Does It Mean for People with Disabilities?

CDO Workforce DEI
Program Highlights

  • Virtual Job Shadow Program
  • Mentoring Services
  • Aptitude and Interest Assessments
  • And More!

For more information or to sign-up, please e-mail Alan Sessions, CDO Workforce Disability Resource Coordinator: cdoworkforce@gmail.com

LGBT People with Disabilities Survey: Unique Challenges

From lgbtmap.org: "July 26th marks the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that protects people with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit major life activities from discrimination in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. People living with HIV are also protected from discrimination by the ADA.

Research shows that LGBT people are more likely than the general population to have a disability and face systemic challenges finding employment, community, and more. Even 29 years after the passage of the ADA, more work is needed to ensure that people with disabilities, including LGBT people with disabilities, have full and equal access in American society."

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

...And please Like & Share to help us get the word out about this great resource...Thank you!
Tips & Resources for Job Seekers
Looking for a Job?
Use our Job Search Link located on our CDO Workforce website!

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) worked with Chmura/JobsEQ to create a target specific algorithm to display current job opportunities that are searchable by both county and job title.

This valuable resource allows you to input job titles and search available positions in real-time in six counties: Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida. The resource also shows a running total of jobs currently available in each of these counties.  

How to Answer a Quirky Question
in a Job Interview

Good news and tips from CareerOnestop for getting a job if you’re an older worker...

"Does it sometimes seem like your age or experience is working against you in your job search? It’s true that some employers may have reservations, but many see that hiring and retaining older workers will be key to staying competitive."

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Featured Job Opportunities

In Roscoe, NY-Getaway builds tiny cabins, places them in the middle of nature, and rents them out by the night to people looking to disconnect and recharge. The Cabinkeeper is the resident expert in taking care of our most prized possessions: our tiny cabins and the guests who rent them. The ideal candidate will have housekeeping, hospitability and customer service experience. Five shifts per week/25 hrs.(on average-workdays per week will vary), including weekend. Pay: $15.00 Hourly. Send email to wes@getaway.house describing experience or include resume(preferred)

The Chenango County Preston Manor Home for Adults is accepting applications for a
full-time third shift position. The start rate is $13.56 per hour with an additional $.40 per
hour shift differential, and includes a full benefits package. Previous experience and
certification as a CNA is not required. Duties involve overseeing and caring for adult
residents, transporting and/or accompanying them to appointments and off-site
activities, and cleaning and maintaining resident living quarters. For applications contact
the Chenango County Personnel Office at (607) 337-1470 or visit

The Preston Manor Home for Adults is accepting applications for a full-time and
part-time Cook position. Duties involve cooking and serving a variety of meals
and snacks for up to 48 residents. To qualify applicants must have one year of
paid cooking or baking experience. The positions pay $13.56 per hour. Part-time
employees have the opportunity to move to a full-time position with benefits as
vacancies occur. For applications contact the Chenango County Personnel
Office at (607) 337-1470 or visit www.co.chenango.ny.us/personnel.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. EEOE M/F/H/V

Business & Community News and Resources
Check out MACNY's December newsletter! Including:
>Keeping People Safe and Factories Running
>Apprenticeship Update:
Putting Our Heads Together For The Future

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, please contact:
David Croston
Business Services Representative
New York State Department of Labor
(607) 778-3004 / david.croston@labor.ny.gov
New York Youth Jobs Program/Tax Credit
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.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact:
David Croston, Business Services Representative
New York State Department of Labor
(607) 778-3004
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
CDO Workforce Business Services
CDO Workforce Business Services

Did you know that CDO Workforce offers a wide-range of services for businesses?
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Job fairs
  • Job Orders
  • Job Matching
  • Youth Work Experience
  • Business Workforce Needs Analysis
  • Apprenticeships
  • Labor market information

We can act as an extension of your Human Resources Department!

We are your local American Job Center partner. There is never a charge for our services.
More Resources
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And we invite you to Like our Facebook page too--where we also post local job openings and share partner news.

Thank you!

Happy January!
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