2012-01-06 / Community

Concrete Union Workers Seek New Apprentices

plans for the recruitment of women and minorities. plans for the recruitment of women and minorities. The District Council 16 Cement and Concrete Workers Training and Education Fund will conduct a recruitment from January 3, through January 17, for fifteen skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained at District Council 16 Training Center, 29- 18 35th Avenue, Long Island City, NY from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, excluding January 16, during the recruitment period. This is a limited application recruitment. Applications will be accepted during the recruitment period or until 600 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.

The Committee requires that applicants: * Must be at least 18 years old. Proof required at time of indenture. * Must have a 10th grade education. Proof required at time of indenture. * Must be physically able to perform the work required as determined by a physical agility test. * Must submit to and pass a drug test to be paid for by the sponsor, after selection and prior to starting employment. * If claiming veteran status, applicant must submit a copy of their DD-214 at the time of selection.

For further information, applicants should contact the nearest New York State Department of Labor office or District Council 16 at 718- 392-6970.

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

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