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New York State Department of Labor

Finishing Trades Recruit Apprentices

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Albany, NY (March 31, 2020) -

The Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Albany, District Council #9, Local Union #201, will conduct a recruitment from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for five painter and decorator (structural steel and bridges) 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 by contacting the Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Albany Training Center (191 Broadway, Menands, NY) at (518) 355-4840 and making an appointment. Applications are not available on national holidays. All applications must be filled out on the premises.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). 
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.

For further information, applicants should contact The Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Albany, District Council #9, Local Union #201 at (518) 355-4840. 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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