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New York State Department of Labor

Line Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Douglassville, PA (September 12, 2016) -

The Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Outside Electrical Industry will conduct a recruitment from October 14, 2016 through October 13, 2017 for 15-25 electrical (outside) line worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications may be obtained at any time during the recruitment period from the following website: http://www.NEAT1968.org. Please note, there is a $25.00 test processing fee required with all completed applications. Applicants may request that this fee be waived.  Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.  Applicants who do not have Internet access should visit their local library or their nearest New York State Department of Labor Career Center.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work required of the trade, as determined by a DOT physical, at the expense of the sponsor, after an offer of employment.
  • Must obtain a qualifying score on the NJATC aptitude test.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, at the time of selection.
  • Must attend all of the related classroom training that is required of the program.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a commercial driver’s permit or license (class A or B, with the air brake restriction removed) in order to operate commercial vehicles.
  • Must be able to read, hear, and understand instructions and warnings.
  • Must be able to crawl and work in confined spaces such as attics and manholes.
  • Must be able to climb and work from ladders, scaffolds, poles, and towers of various heights.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to worksites anywhere within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training at (610) 326-2860.

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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