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New York State Department of Labor

Roofers Recruit Apprentices

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Cicero, NY (March 13, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Roofers, Local Union #195, will conduct a recruitment from April 17, 2017 through March 30, 2018 for 10 roofer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the 10 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for four recruitment regions – the Central, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, and North Country regions. This program’s jurisdiction includes the counties of Cayuga, Cortland, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, and St. Lawrence.

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #195, 6200 State Route 31, Cicero, NY from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be received by March 30, 2018.

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 a physical exam, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass an alcohol and substance abuse test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of a roofer, which may include:
    • Repetitive heavy lifting.
    • Repetitive kneeling, squatting, and walking.
    • Climbing ladders and scaffolds.
    • Working at heights that require a safety harness.
    • Working in extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions.
    • Working with respirators.
  • 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 Local Union #195 at (315) 699-1388.

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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