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New York State Department of Labor

Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Long Island City, NY (May 25, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers of NY & LI, Local Union #1, will conduct a recruitment from June 30, 2017 through May 25, 2018 for ten bricklayer-mason apprentices; five stone mason apprentices; ten pointer, caulker, & cleaner apprentices; and five plasterer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications will be available at the International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on the following dates: 06/30/17, 09/29/17, 10/27/17, 11/17/17, 12/15/17, 01/26/18, 02/23/18, 03/30/18, 04/27/18, and 05/25/18.  Doors open at 8:00 a.m. There will be no admittance after 8:30 a.m. An aptitude test will be conducted at the time of application. Testing will be held until 10:00 a.m.  Mail-in or online applications will not be accepted.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture (this could be a birth certificate, state issued driver’s license, or any state or federal identification showing date of birth).
  • Must have a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must provide DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass the JATC Basic Assessment Skills Exam (a reading and math comprehension exam administered during the application process).
  • Must be willing to commute within the Jurisdiction of Local Union #1, which includes all five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, and Suffolk counties.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to locations where no reasonable access to public transportation exists.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others.
  • Must sign an affidavit stating that they are physically able to perform the work of the trade(s), which may include:
    • Working with hand tools and power tools.
    • Exposure to loud noise, hazardous machinery, hazardous voltages, and respiratory irritants.
    • Prolonged standing, climbing, walking, squatting, stretching, and bending.
    • Working indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures and weather conditions.   
    • Working in confined areas where movement is greatly limited.
    • Lifting and moving heavy supplies and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds.
    • Working from ladders, scaffolds, and personnel lifts.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #1 at (718) 706-9294.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.

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