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New York State Department of Labor

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

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New York City, NY (June 06, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the New York City District Council of Carpenters will conduct a recruitment from July 12, 2017 through June 13, 2018 for 25 carpenter (piledriver/dockbuilder) apprentices; 20 linoleum, resilient tile, and carpet layer apprentices; 10 cabinet maker apprentices; and 10 millwright apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be obtained in person at the NYCDCC Training Center, 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York City, NY, on the second Wednesday of each month, excluding December 13, 2017 and January 10, 2018. Applications will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. ONLY. There will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m. The CTC will distribute as many applications as possible in the given time frame. Only the applicant will be allowed to complete an application. In order to receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification. If the applicant does not have a valid ID, they will not be given an application. Applications will include an instruction sheet regarding the requirements to return the application. 

Completed applications must be submitted by mail to: JATC ______ (the trade being applied for, choose one) Apprentice Applications, 395 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014. All applications must be postmarked no later than five business days from the date that the application was provided. Failure to comply will disqualify the individual from further consideration.   

Applicants that comply with the previous application steps will be required to attend a four-hour initial orientation. Applicants must arrive on time. All applicants must bring originals of all of the verification documents previously mentioned (including government-issued picture identification). Every applicant in attendance will be scheduled for an interview at a future date.  Applicants that do not arrive on time to their scheduled interview will be disqualified from further consideration. 

As apprentices are requested by signatory contractors, the top ranking candidates will be notified to attend a final orientation. Applicants must arrive on time to the final orientation with proper documentation. Those that do not comply will be disqualified from further consideration.  A conditional offer of employment will be made to all attendees of the final orientation. These applicants will be required to submit to a substance abuse screening, within 48 hours, at a collection site designated by the JATC. The substance abuse screening will be paid for by the JATC. 

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 17 years old at the time of offered employment.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED).  Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture. 
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the safety of themselves or others.
  • Must pass a substance abuse screening, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of selection and prior to indenture. Applicants that do not pass the substance abuse screening will be notified and disqualified from further consideration.
  • Must provide proof of any trade-related experience, certification, or education, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes. 
  • Must provide DD Form 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 the NYC District Council of Carpenters JATC at (212) 727-2224.

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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