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New York State Department of Labor

Lathers Recruit Apprentices

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Woodside, NY (April 26, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers, Local Union #46, will conduct a recruitment from June 01, 2017 through June 14, 2017 for 50 lather (wood, wire, and metal) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the 50 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for three recruitment regions: the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York City regions.  This program’s jurisdiction includes the counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. 

Applications can be submitted online at www.46apprentice.org, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period (please note the web address will only be active during the recruitment period). Only the first 500 applications will be considered. Applicants who do not have access to a computer may visit their local library or a NYS Department of Labor Career Center.

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 trade, which may include:
    • Wearing a safety belt weighing 25-50 pounds for a full day.
    • Carrying steel rods weighing between 50 and 150 pounds each.
    • Climbing on building erection jobs, on bridges, on wall-reinforcing jobs, etc.
    • Walking, climbing, bending, reaching, lifting, and carrying for a full day.
  • Must pass a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must take an aptitude test administered by Wonderlic Testing.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #46 at (718) 267-7500.

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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