2003-01-25 / Community

Carpenters Recruitment Apprentices

Carpenters Recruitment Apprentices

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will open apprentice recruitment on February 3, State Labor Commissioner Linda Angello announced today. The council estimates the following monthly openings: 20 carpenters, two cabinet-makers, two linoleum, resilient tile and carpet layers, and two millwrights.

To obtain an application, individuals must complete an apprenticeship lottery form with their name and address. The forms will be available at the Carpenter’s Labor Technical College administration office, 395 Hudson Street, from 9 a.m. to noon, February 7. Applicants will be notified by mail if their lottery form is selected. These individuals will be required to attend a one-hour orientation, where they will complete an apprenticeship application form and be scheduled for an interview.

The committee requires that applicants: be at least 17 years old, have a high school or general equivalency diploma, be a U.S. citizen or legally able to work in U.S., take a physical examination and a drug test at the council’s expense.

Applicant must present their social security card and proof of age and education after acceptance for the program.

For further information, applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office nearest their home.

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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