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New York State Department of Labor

Laborers Recruit Apprentices

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Buffalo, NY (February 04, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) for the Buffalo Laborers Training will conduct a recruitment from March 10, 2020 through December 8, 2020 for 10 Skilled Construction Craft Laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be completed on site at the JAC for the Buffalo Laborers Training, 1370 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month during the recruitment period. The recruitment dates are: March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th and December 8th.

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 attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of the Skilled Construction Craft Laborer, which may include:
    • Working with sharp objects and hazardous machinery.
    • Possible exposure to loud noises and respiratory irritants.
    • Prolonged lifting, standing, and walking.
    • Repetitive squatting and/or bending.
    • Working in extreme temperatures-outside on winter days, or inside in confined areas where high temperatures may be reached.
    • Lifting and moving heavy objects and equipment.
    • Working off scaffolds and ladders at protected heights.
  • Must possess a valid New York State driver’s license in order to operate company-owned vehicles.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from required classes at the approved school and various jobsites.

For further information, applicants should contact JAC for the Buffalo Laborers Training at (716) 825-0883. 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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