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New York State Department of Labor

Laborers Recruit Apprentices

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Rochester, NY (April 03, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for the Rochester Laborers, Local Union #435, will conduct a recruitment from May 4, 2020 through May 3, 2021 for 10 Skilled Construction Craft Laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be completed, in person only, at Local Union #435, 20-22 Fourth Street, Rochester, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. No applications are to leave the premises. Additional information about becoming a member can be found at www.local435.com. All applications must be received by May 3, 2021.

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 that they are physically able to do the work of a skilled construction craft laborer, which may require consistently lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Must pass a Non-Department of Transportation (DOT) drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors and in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work in an environment with strong odors and loud noises.
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license in order to drive company’s vehicle.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school located in Oswego, NY.

For further information, applicants should contact JATC for the Rochester Laborers, Local Union #435 at (585) 546-8460. 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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