2010-07-23 / Community

Sheet Metal Workers Recruit Apprentices

The Sheet Metal International Association Local Union #137 will conduct recruitment from July 19, 2010 through July 18, 2011 for ten sheet metal (sign hanger, rigger) apprentices.

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #137, 21-42 44th Drive, Long Island City NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. each Monday of the month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

The Committee requires that applicants:

*Must be at least 18 years old.

* Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) as recognized by official school authorities.

*Must sign a work specific affidavit on the ability to perform the work or trade.

*Must be willing to travel within the jurisdiction of the Local Union #137 jurisdiction (the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties) to shop or jobsite.

*Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License to operate company owned vehicles to and from job sites.

*Must pass a math and reading survey.

Special instructions: Applicants must bring proof of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, and NYS Driver’s License.

For further information, applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office located nearest their home or Local Union #137 at 718-937-4514.

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.

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