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New York State Department of Labor

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

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Rochester, NY (May 03, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Northeast Carpenters will conduct a recruitment from June 06, 2017 through June 05, 2018 for five linoleum, resilient tile and carpet layer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained at the following locations and times:

  • Olean - New York State Dept. of Labor Career Center, 175 North Union St., Suite 4, Olean, NY, on the third Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Rochester - Northeast Carpenters Training Center, 21 Jet View Dr., Rochester, NY, on the third Tuesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Binghamton - Local Union #277, 23 Market St., Binghamton, NY, on the second and third Wednesday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Horseheads - Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, 181 Industrial Park Rd., Horseheads, NY, on the second and third Wednesday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo - Construction Industry Employers Association, Inc., 2660 Williams St., Cheektowaga, NY, on the first Tuesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Syracuse - Local Union #277, 3247 Vickery Rd., North Syracuse, NY, on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Watertown - New York State Dept. of Labor Career Center, 1000 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY, on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Utica - New York State Dept. of Labor Career Center, 207 Genesee St. Suite 202, Utica, NY, on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
  • Plattsburg - Local Union #291, 23 Elm Street, Plattsburg, NY, on the third Thursday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Albany - Northeast Carpenters Training Center, 16 Corporate Circle, Albany, NY, every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Hudson Valley - Northeast Carpenters Training Center, 52 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY, every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Hauppauge - Northeast Carpenters Training Center, 270 Motor Pkwy, Dept. B, Hauppauge, NY, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This schedule is in effect throughout the recruitment period, excluding legal holidays. Applicants should be prepared to take a math and measurement computation test at the time of application.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. A signed statement must be submitted at the time of application. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as GED or TASC). A signed statement must be submitted at the time of application. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of a linoleum, resilient tile, and carpet layer, which includes:
    • Performing constant repetitive motions.
    • Standing, stooping, and kneeling for prolonged periods of time.
    • Working in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
    • Lifting and carrying objects over 50 lbs.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work and related instruction.  A signed statement attesting to this must be submitted at the time of application.
  • Must live within the geographical jurisdiction of the Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee, which includes all counties in New York State except Nassau, Suffolk, Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, and parts of Rockland and Westchester.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must participate in an interview, if selected.
  • Must be willing and able to attend related instruction at a Northeast Carpenters Training Center for four one-week periods, during each of the four years of apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee at (585) 436-1110.

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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