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September 21, 2018

Oswego County Opportunities Welcomes New Employees


Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities, one of the top 10 largest private employers in Oswego County, has announced that nine new staff members have recently completed OCO’s orientation process and will begin to service consumers in their respective programs.

Pictured are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program.  Seated from left are: Samantha Sheggrud, (Health Services); and Stephanie Pomerville, Verdell Dedeaux, Ashley Miller and Helen Conner, (Residential Services). Standing from left are: Mark Hammond, (Transportation); Carol Smith and Holly LaMond, (Residential) and Doug Rusaw, (Transportation).

Pictured are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. Seated from left are: Samantha Sheggrud, (Health Services); and Stephanie Pomerville, Verdell Dedeaux, Ashley Miller and Helen Conner, (Residential Services). Standing from left are: Mark Hammond, (Transportation); Carol Smith and Holly LaMond, (Residential) and Doug Rusaw, (Transportation).

OCO’s orientation acclimates new employees with the history, mission, and vision of the agency. “OCO is dedicated to providing our new employees with the tools, guidance, and atmosphere they need to thrive and continue to grow as a productive employee,” said Jo-Lyn Phillips of OCO. “We pride ourselves in our workforce and offer employees every opportunity to excel in their positions so they are able to provide our consumers with the best service possible.”

Phillips added that OCO’s monthly orientation sessions offer in-depth information on the structure, programming and history of OCO. “In addition to thorough training on mandated items such as HIPAA confidentiality, diversity and Right-to-Know, we have discussions about expectations, as well as, growth and training opportunities and how to pursue them. Our orientation session is a full day of training and information that will allow our new employees to build a successful career at OCO,” said Phillips.

OCO offers more than 50 human service programs that serve more than 28,000 people each year. Operating in more than 80 locations throughout Oswego County, OCO’ workforce has more than 650 employees and 1,000 highly valued volunteers. A private, non-profit agency that is celebrating its 45th anniversary, OCO is committed to helping people, supporting communities, changing lives, and improving the quality of life for Oswego County residents. OCO, Inc is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member agency. For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org

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