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New York State Department of Labor

Ironworkers Recruit Apprentices

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Syracuse, NY (February 28, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Ironworkers Local Union #60 will conduct a recruitment from April 29, 2019 through April 24, 2020 for 10 ironworker (outside) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for four recruitment regions - the Central, Finger Lakes, North Country and Southern regions. 

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #60, 500 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications may also be obtained at www.ironworkers60.org. All applications must be received no later than May 1, 2020. Applicants will be given a basic math and detail accuracy assessment test during the interview process.

The application must be completed in its entirety and submitted with two letters of recommendation from employers. Recent graduates may submit letters of recommendation from teachers, school officials etc.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after offer of employment.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof (transcript required for education credit) will be required at time of appointment.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must pass an agility test, which includes climbing ladders and working at heights. 
  • Must take pre-employment random drug test and a physical exam, at the expense of the sponsor.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after the offer of employment.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work and related instruction.
  • Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license in order to operate company vehicles. Proof will be required after offer of employment.
  • Must be a resident of Local Union #60 jurisdiction for at least six months prior to recruitment. The jurisdiction includes the counties of Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins, and Wayne.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #60 at (315) 422-8200.

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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