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New York State Department of Labor

Laborers Recruit Apprentices

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Ithaca, NY (August 22, 2017) -

The Laborers International Union of North America, Local Union #785, will conduct a recruitment from September 5, 2017 through August 31, 2018 for three skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications will be available at Local Union #785, 622 West State Street, Ithaca, NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications may also be obtained by mail or from Department of Labor Career Centers in the counties of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. Applications must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2018.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have at least a 10th grade education.
  • Must attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of the trade, 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, kneeling, and bending.
    • Working in extreme temperatures and all types of weather conditions.
    • Lifting and moving heavy objects and equipment.
    • Working off ladders and scaffolds at various heights.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate company-owned vehicles on public highways.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from related instruction classes and various job sites throughout the jurisdictional area. The jurisdiction of Local Union #785 includes:
    • All of Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins Counties.
    • Chenango County – The entire county with exception of the townships of Sherburne, Columbus, and New Berlin.
    • Tioga County – The townships of Richford, Berkshire, Newark Valley, Tioga, Owego, Barton, and Nichols.
    • Delaware County – The townships of Sidney, Masonville, Walton, Tompkins, Deposit, Hancock, and Colchester.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or LIUNA LU #785 at (607) 272-3122.

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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