Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

SYRACUSE, NY (readMedia)- The Empire State Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Carpenters Local 747 (Syracuse), will conduct recruitment from December 11, 2008 through November 5, 2009 for ten carpenter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today.

Applications will be available at the Carpenters Local 747 JATC School, 3195 Vickery Road, N. Syracuse, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the first Thursday of each month during the recruitment period.

The committees require that applicants:

∙ Be at least 18 years old.

∙ Have a high school or general equivalency diploma.

∙ Sign an affidavit stating they are physically able to do the work.

∙ Sign an affidavit stating they have reliable transportation to and from work and apprentice school.

∙ If a veteran, present a copy of their DD 214 after acceptance for the program.

For further information, applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office located nearest their home or the local at 315-455-6463.

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.