CDO Workforce Resources and upcoming Career Job Expo

CDO Workforce Resources and upcoming Career Job Expo

Dear Business Leaders,


We are excited to partner with CDO Workforce addressing your workforce business needs. A recent success story in working with CDO Workforce as an outcome to your needs shared at our Workforce Summit this past fall, was the need to have a local job search resource in one location. This resource link can be found on The Otsego County Chamber website at and a direct link is here . Please see press release below for details. We thank Alice Savino, Executive Director of CDO Workforce for being our champion and listening to our business needs and bringing us valuable resources. Ms. Savino would like to hear from all of you and below you will find a business survey that we encourage our businesses to spend a few minutes to complete. This will assist us to better assist your needs in growth and continued success. Finally we have a Career Fair Expo and Opportunities coming up that we invite your Human Resource Departments to participate in. Thank you for your support as we support your business!

Please take a few minutes to complete our Business Survey.


Your feedback will not only help to inform us about your workforce needs, it will give us and our partners the information we need to create a working blueprint to address the business needs of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties as a whole, which is so crucial to improving service delivery.


We appreciate your help!


Click here to take the survey.



WDB Announces New Local Job Search Resource

Utica, NY – The Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties (WDB/HMO) now offers a local job search link on its website. This valuable new resource allows you to input job titles and search available positions in real-time in six counties: Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego. The resource also shows a running total of jobs currently available in each of these counties.  

The 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. Capraro Technologies then integrated the interface into WDB/HMO’s website. The link can be found at:

The link will soon be available on the Chenango, Delaware, Otsego (CDO) Workforce site as well, at:

The WDB and its local American Job Center offices in HMO and CDO offer services to residents to help strengthen the workforce and help workers prepare for and achieve meaningful careers — including dislocated workers, youth, workers with a disability, workers affected by the opioid crisis, ex-offenders, underserved populations and others.

Along with providing assistance to job seekers, the American Job Center offices can provide a wide range of support to area businesses, helping to maintain and strengthen their workforce.

In Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, more information can be found about services and supports provided by the WDB and its local job centers by going to

In Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties, more information can be found at:




The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce has TWO special career events coming up as an opportunity for businesses to find a qualified and skilled workforce for full time work and summer employment opportunities.

To assist with your job market needs we are partnering with the Laurens Central School District to have a Career Spark Day for 9-12 graders to illustrate to them the important skills needed for the current job market and the opportunities that exist in our region. Many of these students are also looking for summer job opportunities and internship opportunities. There are also teachers that are looking for summer employment that we have invited to also attend.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 9-11:30am and again from 12:30-2:00pm, at Laurens Central School, 55 Main Street, Laurens, NY 13796.  The following schools will also be participating:  Laurens, Milford, Morris and Edmeston.  Lunch will be provided. Set up and registration will begin at 8:15am.

We are looking for a panel of presenters to start off each time period focusing on the types of employment opportunities available in our area, employer expectations, scheduling, job training, potential internships and so forth.  Break-out sessions will follow the panel discussion allowing students time to meet potential employers, learn how to properly complete applications, how to dress for an interview, resume building and so forth.   

We will also have a Job Fair Expo open to the public on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Quality Inn of Oneonta from 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. This is for all Job Opportunities:  part time, full time, special events. Please include any internships and volunteering opportunities as well.  This is a great way to reach out to the community and let potential employees know what you are looking for. 

The success of these events is dependent on support from our many businesses participating in these opportunities where we provide your company with increased visibility and at the same time providing benefit to your organization’s recruitment efforts.  Please see attached details for registration. For questions and more information please contact Barbara Ann Heegan

Thank you for your support of these highly visible and well publicized events.  We believe this is a great value to be able to reach such a wide spectrum of job seekers and have an impact on young potential employees in our region at the same time. 

If you are unable to participate in both events, please contact us! Please see attached registration form.     



U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado Visits CDO Workforce

Discusses His Efforts in Congress to Support Workforce Development Programs


Oneonta, NY – U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) recently visited the Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce Oneonta Career Center, meeting with workforce center leadership and clients and discussing his efforts in Congress to support workforce development programs.

“I’m thankful to the folks at CDO Workforce for the robust discussion and hands-on look at the critical work they do to connect their clients with jobs and the skills necessary for the modern economy—especially helping our veterans find employment when they return from service,” Congressman Delgado said in a release.

“Workforce development programs are essential to growing the upstate economy, and I am deeply committed to enhancing career and technical education programs across our district to ensure young people are given every opportunity to succeed. This is why I introduced the Gateway to Careers Act, which would support organizations that help connect students enrolled in community college and career and technical education (CTE) programs, like CDO Workforce, with social services. By making sure that students have access to health care, childcare and transportation services, we can help ensure that they will be able to acquire the credentials needed for good paying jobs and fill critical gaps in our upstate workforce.”

The Gateway to Careers Act will create a career pathway grant program that would fund partnerships between community or technical colleges and workforce development partners such as state workforce development boards, industry associations, and community-based organizations. These programs would support efforts to offer wrap around services including child care, opioid addiction treatment, transportation, and other forms of assistance for community college and career and technical education (CTE) students.

CDO Workforce offers services to residents to help strengthen the workforce and help workers prepare for and achieve meaningful careers — including dislocated workers, youth, workers with a disability, workers affected by the opioid crisis, ex-offenders, underserved populations and others. Along with providing assistance to job seekers, CDO Workforce can provide a wide range of support to area businesses, helping to maintain and strengthen their workforce. More information can be found at:

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