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New York State Department of Labor

Plumbers and Steamfitters Recruit Apprentices

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Peekskill, NY (October 25, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local Union #21, Zone 1, will conduct a recruitment from November 27, 2017 through December 8, 2017 for 15 plumber & steamfitter apprentices and five refrigeration & air conditioning mechanic apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be obtained in person at Local Union #21, 1024 McKinley Street, Peekskill, NY, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications must be returned in person by 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 2017 at Local Union # 21. Applicants must pay a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee by cash or money order. Please note: You may request that this fee be waived. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof of completion and grades will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must reside (for at least six months prior to application) within the geographic jurisdiction of Local Union #21, which includes the counties of Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, and Westchester.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must take an aptitude test administered by the New York State Department of Labor.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #21 at (914) 737-2183.

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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