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New York State Department of Labor

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

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Rochester, NY (May 18, 2017) -

The Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund (Rochester) will conduct a recruitment from June 06, 2017 through June 05, 2018 for fifty carpenter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, at the following locations:

  • Olean - New York State Dept. of Labor One-Stop, 175 North Union St., Suite 4, Olean, NY 14760
  • Buffalo -
    • Construction Industry Employers Association, Inc., 2660 Williams St., Cheektowaga, NY 14225
    • Local Union #276 Office, 1159 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, NY 14225
  • Rochester - Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Training Center, 21 Jet View Dr., Rochester, NY 14624
  • Horseheads - Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, 181 Industrial Park Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845
  • Syracuse -
    • Local Union #277 Office, 3247 Vickery Rd., Syracuse, NY 13212
    • New York Dept. of Labor, Cayuga Works Career Center, 199 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021
    • The Working Solutions One-Stop Career Center, 133 North Court Street, Wampsville, NY 13163
  • Binghamton - Local #277 Office, 23 Market St., Binghamton, NY 13905
  • Utica - New York State Dept. of Labor Working Solutions One-Stop, 207 Genesee St., Suite 202, Utica, NY 13501
  • Watertown - New York State Dept. of Labor One-Stop located at The Work Place, 1000 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601
  • Falconer – Southern Tier Builders Association, Inc, 65 East Main St, Falconer, NY 14733
  • Massena – St Lawrence Career Center, 35 Glenn St., Massena, NY 13662

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received no later than June 05, 2018.

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). Proof will be required at the time of application. 
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of a carpenter, which includes:
    • Lifting items weighing over 50 lbs.
    • Working off of scaffolding at various heights.
    • Working in confined spaces.
    • Working in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
    • Performing constant repetitive motions.
    • Standing and stooping for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from related instruction and worksites across Central and Western New York.  A signed statement attesting to this must be submitted at the time of application.
  • Must live within the geographical jurisdiction of Zones 1-8, which includes the counties of Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Monroe, and Yates.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the Apprenticeship Committee, at time of employment. If an applicant tests positive, they cannot reapply for one year.
  • Must attend related instruction, as required, at a Northeast Carpenters Training Center.
  • Must participate in an interview, if selected.
  • Must be prepared to take a math and measurement computation test at the time of interview. If an applicant should not pass the entrance test, it does not disqualify them from consideration.

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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