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New York State Department of Labor

Roofers Recruit Apprentices

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Rochester, NY (January 10, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Roofers Local Union #22 will conduct a recruitment from March 01, 2019 through February 28, 2020 for 40 roofer apprentices, the New York State Labor Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be obtained and submitted at Local Union #22, 280 Metro Park, Rochester, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.   

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a minimum of a 10th grade education with a passing grade in basic math. Proof is required at the time of application.  
  • Must attest in writing that they are physically capable of performing the work of the trade, which may include:
    • Repetitive heavy lifting, kneeling, squatting, and walking.
    • Climbing and working off ladders and scaffolds.
    • Working from high heights which may require wearing safety protective equipment.
    • Working in extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions including extreme cold and heat.
    • Working with respirators.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are residents within the jurisdiction of Local Union #22. This includes the counties of Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and/or Yates.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work sites and related instruction.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • May be required to pass a drug screening, 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.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #22 at (585) 235-3098.

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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