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New York State Department of Labor

Laborers Recruit Apprentices

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Rochester, NY (April 10, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Rochester Laborers, Local Union #435, will conduct a recruitment from May 3, 2019 through May 1, 2020 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 St., 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. All applications must be received by 5/1/2020.

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 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 indenture.
  • 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 contractor’s vehicle.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes located in Oswego, NY.

For further information, applicants should contact Rochester Laborers Local # 435 at (585) 546-8460. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor office.

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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