Syracuse Area Ironworkers Recruit Apprentices

SYRACUSE, NY (04/24/2009; 0800)(readMedia)– The Ironworkers, Local Union # 60, will conduct a recruitment from April 27, 2009 through April 23, 2010 for ten ironworker (outside) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today.

Applications can be obtained at the Ironworkers Local # 60, 500 West Genesee Street, Syracuse from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday of each month during the recruitment period. Applications will also be available on-line at http://www.ironworkers60.org.

The committee requires that applicants:

∙ Be at least 18 years old.

∙ Have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED). Transcripts required for education credit at the time of appointment.

∙ Must be in good physical condition and perform agility test including climbing a ladder and being able to work at heights.

∙ Must be required to take pre-employment random drug test and physical examination.

∙ DD-214 required for veteran credit at the time of appointment.

∙ Must have reliable transportation to and from job sites and related instruction classes.

∙ Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicles.

∙ Must provide copy of birth certificate at the time of appointment.

∙ Must be a resident of the local’s geographic jurisdiction at least six months prior to the recruitment as follows: all of Broome, Tioga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, Wayne, Tompkins, Lewis and Cayuga Counties; and parts of Jefferson, Schuyler, Seneca, Chenango and Madison Counties.

For further information, applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office located nearest their home or Local Union # 60 at 315-422-8200.
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.