2011-04-15 / Community

Cement Masons Seek Apprentices

The United Cement Masons Local Union # 780 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center will conduct a recruitment drive through April 25, for twenty-five cement finisher apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor has announced.

Applications will be obtained from Paul M. Mantia, 150-42 12th Avenue, Whitestone, NY from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., from Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications will be accepted during the recruitment period or until 250 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.

Applicants must submit $10.00 non-refundable application fee in cash or money order payable to Cement Mason LU # 780 Apprenticeship Fund.

A determination to waive this fee will be made if prior notification is received and determined to be of good reason. Such as, if you are on welfare or receiving social services, the fee will be waived. It will only be waived if you provide verifiable proof.

The Committee requires that applicants:

* Must be at least 18 years old.

* Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma

(GED)-copy of high school or equivalent papers upon offer of employment.

* Must be physically able to perform the work required as determined by affidavit attesting to ability as required by Cement Mason Local Union # 780 JATC which may include exposure to loud noise and extreme temperatures in the winter and summer months.

* Must have transportation to and from jobs and apprentice school.

* Must submit to drug testing upon acceptance into the program.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or may contact Local Union # 780 at 718-357-3750.

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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