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New York State Department of Labor

Painters Recruit Apprentices

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Wappingers Falls, NY (September 01, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Wappingers Falls, will conduct a recruitment from October 5, 2017 through October 4, 2018 for five painter, decorator, and paperhanger apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the five openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for four recruitment regions: the Capital District, Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, and North Country regions. This program’s jurisdiction includes the counties of Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #155, 21 Airport Road, Wappinger Falls, NY from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

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 have reliable means of transportation to and from work and related instruction.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #155 at (845) 473-0564.

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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