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New York State Department of Labor

Insulation and Asbestos Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Peekskill, NY (April 03, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Insulation and Asbestos Workers, Local Union #91, will conduct a recruitment from July 6, 2020 through July 17, 2020 for six Insulation and Asbestos Worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained from JATC for Insulation and Asbestos Workers Local Union #91, 1024 McKinley Street, Peekskill, NY, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

This is a limited-application recruitment. Only 50 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 50 applications have been issued, whichever comes first. All applications must be returned to Local Union #91 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2020.

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 take a medical exam including a random drug screening during the probationary period. Cost of medical exam and drug testing will be at the expense of the sponsor.
  • Must attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of the trade, and pass an agility test which may include:
    • Working an 8-hour day continually on their feet.
    • Lifting and carrying weights in excess of 50 lbs. for extended periods.
    • Working in restrictive or confined spaces.
    • Working at heights that may exceed 20 feet.
    • Working in adverse weather conditions and in unheated buildings.
    • Carrying a 12- foot ladder for a distance of 20 feet and setting it up.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from job sites. Work sites are located in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties.
  • Must purchase hand tools for use in required classes at the approved school and job sites as required. Tools will cost approximately $50.
  • Must purchase text materials for use in required classes at the approved school as required. Text materials will cost approximately $50.

For further information, applicants should contact JATC for Insulation and Asbestos Workers Local Union #91 at (914) 788-0500. 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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