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New York State Department of Labor

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Recruit Apprentices

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Rochester, NY (June 02, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local Union #3 (Rochester), will conduct a recruitment from July 6, 2017 through June 7, 2018 for 16 bricklayer and mason apprentices, four tile setter apprentices, and three tile, marble, and terrazzo finisher apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be completed on-site at Local Union #3, 33 Saginaw Drive Rochester, NY 14623, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applicants must apply in person.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of indenture.
  • Must sign an affidavit stating that they are physically able to perform the work required of the trade, which may include:
    • Standing and kneeling for prolonged periods of time.
    • Climbing and working off of ladders and scaffolds.
    • Repetitive bending and stooping.
    • Reading blueprints, guide marks on rulers, and marks on level.
    • Verifying trueness of alignment of stones, bricks, and blocks using a plumb bob.
    • Lifting, carrying, and positioning blocks weighing up to 40 pounds.
    • Pulling screed with an estimated 50 pounds of effort.
    • Possible exposure to loud noises and respiratory irritants.
    • Working outside in all weather conditions.
    • Working in confined spaces.
  • Must pass a physical and a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must provide proof of employment authorization to work in the United States, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.
  • Must provide DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #3 at (585) 641-0750.

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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