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Otsego Now (County of Otsego IDA)

189 Main St, Suite 500
Oneonta, NY 13820
P: +1 607-267-4010


Otsego County has much to offer in the line of workforce and training.  With Several colleges in the area, it provides citizens the opportunity to gain the training that is needed to enter the workforce.   


Our strong partnerships with local educational institutions position us to help you find the talent that will take your business as far as it will go.

Workforce Training Center partnership:

Talent and Education Development Center, Syracuse University
SUNY Oneonta
Hartwick College
SUNY Delhi
SUNY Cobleskill
Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES
Oneonta City Schools
Cooperstown School District
Richfield Springs Central School
Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce Investment Board
Oneonta Job Corps


Otsego Now will work with you to design a workforce preparation program tailored to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for entry level staff or skilled and experienced workers, it is our mission to provide existing and new businesses in our region with a pipeline of qualified hires.

Unemployment, Labor Force and Skilled Workforce

The unemployment as of May 2016 it was down to 4.0%.  This is 2.0% lower than it was in January and 1.1% lower than it was the previous year,  With a 4.0% unemployment rate, its puts Otsego county 19th out of all the County's in New York. 

Occupations Overview

Oneonta being a college town, many job opportunities open up during the summer.  The Cooperstown Dreams Park is a great opportunity for jobs in the summer as well.  Most jobs around the county are year round.