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New York State Department of Labor

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Recruit Apprentices

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Rochester, NY (June 11, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local #3 (Rochester), will conduct a recruitment from July 8, 2020 through July 7, 2021 for five Bricklayer and Mason apprentices, five Tile Setter apprentices, five Tile, Marble, and Terrazzo Finisher apprentices and five Pointer, Caulker and Cleaner apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications are available online during the recruitment period at https://www.baclocal3ny.com/Apprenticeship.php. Applicants must print the online application to complete it. Completed applications can be left in the entrance to the BAC LU #3 JATC Office at 33 Saginaw Drive, Rochester, NY 14623, or in the drop box outside of the office. Completed applications can also be mailed to BAC LU #3 JATC, 33 Saginaw Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. If you are unable to print the application, please call 585-641-0750 between the hours of 8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays) and you will be mailed an application.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment.
  • 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.
    • Must have near vision to read blueprints and depth perception to verify alignment of stones, bricks and blocks.
    • Verifying alignment of stones, bricks, and blocks using a plumb bob.
    • Lifting, carrying, and positioning blocks weighing up to 40 pounds.
    • Possible exposure to loud noises and respiratory irritants such as dust and chemicals; the use of personal protective equipment may be required.
    • Working in confined spaces and outside in all weather conditions.
  • Must pass a physical and a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after the offer of employment. Must also submit to random drug testing which may be administered at any time during the apprenticeship.
  • Must provide their own hand tools as appropriate for the trade. Estimated cost of tools is approximately $100-$500 depending on the trade.
  • Must provide proof of employment authorization to work in the United States, at the time of offer.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.

For further information, applicants should contact JATC for Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local Union #3 (Rochester) at (585) 641-0750. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: https://www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator/location-list-all.php).

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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