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New York State Department of Labor

Finishing Trades Recruit Apprentices

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Albany, NY (April 07, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for The Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Albany, District Council #9, Local Union #201, will conduct a recruitment from May 10, 2017 through June 6, 2018 for five painter, decorator, and paperhanger apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the five openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for three recruitment regions: the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, and North Country regions.

Applications can be obtained at The Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Albany Training Center, 191 Broadway, Menands, NY, every Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (such as a TASC or GED).  
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from job sites and related instruction.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, 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 #201 at (518) 355-4840.

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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