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Painters and Allied Trades Recruit Apprentices

ITHACA, NY readMedia)– The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 4 (Ithaca), will conduct recruitment from February 5, 2008 through January 14, 2009 for three apprentices in the painter, decorator, paperhanger; glazier and dry wall taper trades, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced.

Applications can be obtained the first Tuesday of each month, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at IUPAT Training Center, 219 Lyons Road, (Route 14), Geneva. Applications may also be obtained between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at 123 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca. They also are available from the Broome Workforce NY at 171 Front Street in Binghamton and the NYS Employment Service at 200 Baldwin St., Elmira from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Completed applications must be returned in person to the Geneva address, on the first Tuesday of the month, between 4-6 p.m.; the Ithaca location the first Monday of every month from 4-6 p.m.; the Binghamton location on the second Wednesday of each month from 4-6 p.m.; and Elmira on the second Tuesday of each month from 4-6 p.m.

The committee requires that applicants:

Be at least 17 years old.

Have a high school or general equivalency diploma.

Have a valid driver’s license — apprentices will be required to drive company vehicles.

Have reliable transportation to and from job sites throughout central New York and related instruction in Geneva at one-week intervals.

Sign an affidavit stating they are physically able to do the work, which includes heavy lifting and working above 35 feet.

For further information, applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office located nearest their home or the sponsor at 716-565-0112.

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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