Saturday, March 7, 2009

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices, Local 289-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

News from New York State Department of Labor

For more information contact: Tracy Falasco, 518-457-9000

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY (03/04/2009; 1138)(readMedia)-- The Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 289, will conduct recruitment from March 3, 2009 through March 2, 2010 for 10 carpenter apprentices, the State Labor Department announced today.

Applications will be available at the Local, (Zone A - 1159 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga) and (Zone B - Trott Access Center, Worksource One Center, Portage Road & 11th Street, Niagara Falls) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month during the recruitment period.

The committee requires that applicants:

Be at least 18 years old - proof required at time of employment by signed statement submitted at time of application.
Have a high school or general equivalency diploma as recognized by the New York State Department of Education - proof required at time of employment by signed statement submitted at time of application.
Sign an affidavit stating they are physically able to do the work.
Have lived within the local's geographic jurisdiction for at least six months prior to the date of application - (Zone A - Erie County and Zone B - Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.
Must take a drug test at the sponsor's expense given at time of employment.
Must have reliable transportation to and from work and school by a signed statement submitted at time of application.
Must be willing to attend school in Rochester.
Each eligible applicant will have to participate in an interview.
For further information, applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office located nearest their home or the sponsor at 716-632-3080.

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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