Highway Contractors Recruit Apprentices

Frankfort, NY (March 27, 2019) – The Empire State Highway Contractors Association, Inc. will conduct a recruitment from May 1, 2019 through April 8, 2020 for five carpenter (heavy highway) apprentices, two operating engineer (grading & paving equipment) apprentices, and five skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for seven recruitment regions – the Capital District, Central, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, North Country, and Southern Tier regions.

Applications can be obtained at the Empire State Highway Contractors Association, 2481 Higby Road, Frankfort, NY from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on the first Wednesday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications may also be obtained online at www.eshca.org. Applications can only be submitted on the first Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, at the Empire State Highway Contractors Association. All applications must be received by April 8, 2020.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • May be required to take a physical exam (signatory contractors may or may not require a physical exam) at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a drug/alcohol screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must submit a signed affidavit stating that they are physically able to do the work of the trade, which may include lifting and carrying materials weighing at least 50 pounds (some jobs require no heavy lifting while others will require heavy lifting on a daily basis).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in order to operate company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.

For further information, applicants should contact Program’s Sponsor at (315) 895-5303. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor office.

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.