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New York State Department of Labor

Roofers Recruit Apprentices

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West Seneca, NY (April 03, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Roofers, Local Union #74 (Western NY), will conduct a recruitment from May 28, 2019 through May 22, 2020 for 20 roofer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the 20 openings listed for roofer apprentices represent the total number for two recruitment regions – the Finger Lakes and Western regions. 

Applications must be completed in person at Local Union #74, 2800 Clinton Street, West Seneca, NY, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be received no later than May 22, 2020. Certificates and work records need to be submitted upon offer of employment.

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 be physically able to perform the work required as determined by WNY Health works. This includes:
    • Able to list 50 pounds, unassisted, from the floor to the waist and then from waist to shoulder.
    • Able to carry a minimum of 50 pounds, unassisted, for a minimum of 20 feet.
    • No fear of heights.
    • Willing to work outdoors, in hot and cold conditions as well as all types of inclement weather.
    • Able to climb 40-foot ladder.
    • Able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
    • Able to crouch, stoop, reach, squat and bend repeatedly.
  • Must take and pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after acceptance into the program and as a condition of continued employment.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license in order to operate company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.

For further information, applicants should contact Roofers JATC of Western NY Local # 74 at (716) 828-0488. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor office.

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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