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New York State Department of Labor

Roofers Recruit Apprentices

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Elmira, NY (November 13, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Roofers Local Union #203, Elmira Area II, will conduct a recruitment from December 18, 2017 through December 14, 2018 for six roofer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained at the Elmira CSS Workforce NY office, 318 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications must be completed and mailed to Roofers JAC Local Union #203, 32 West State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of the trade, which may include:
    • Working with sharp objects, hazardous machinery, and possible exposure to loud noises and respiratory irritants.
    • Prolonged standing and walking.
    • Repetitive squatting and bending.
    • Working in extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions.
    • Lifting and moving heavy objects and equipment.
    • Working off of ladders and scaffolds at extreme heights.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites 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 #203 at (607) 722-4073.

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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