Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Recruit Apprentices

Long Island City, NY (December 12, 2013) -

The Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers, Local Union # 1, will conduct a recruitment from January 31, 2014 through December 19, 2014 for three stonemason apprentices; 10 pointer, caulker & cleaner apprentices; 10 bricklayer & mason apprentices; and three plasterer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Applications will be available at the International Masonry Institute Local Union #1 Training Facility, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., during recruitment period, on the following dates: 1/31/14, 2/28/14, 3/28/14, 4/25/14, 5/30/14, 6/27/14, 9/26/14, 10/31/14, 11/21/14 and 12/19/14. No mailed-in applications will be accepted.Doors open at 8:00 a.m. There will be no admittance after 8:30 a.m. Testing will be held until 10:00 a.m.

 The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof of age is required at the time of indenture (birth certificate, state-issued driver's license, any state or federal ID showing date of birth)
  • Must have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); proof is required at time of indenture.
  • Must submit a copy of DD214 at time of indenture, if applicable.
  • Must possess sufficient reading and math comprehension skills to satisfactorily complete on-the-job training and related technical instruction, as determined by the JATC Basic Assessment Skills exam given during the application process.
  • Must be willing to commute within the jurisdiction of Local 1, which is all five boroughs of NYC, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.
  • Must have reliable transportation to locations where no reasonable access to public transportation exists.
  • Must be willing to submit to and pass a drug test, at the sponsor's expense, at the time of indenture.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others, as determined in the interview and pre-employment program.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work required, as determined by signed "Affidavit for Physical Performance" form. Such work may include:
    • Performing all phases of work in the construction industry, which includes working with hand and power tools, and being exposed to loud noise, hazardous machinery, hazardous voltages and respiratory irritants.
    • Prolonged standing, climbing, walking, and repeated squatting, stretching and bending.
    • Working under extreme temperatures ranging from 0 degrees (outside work in the winter) to extreme heat in summer. Additionally, everyday work may be at such temperatures and in confined areas where movement is greatly limited.
    • Lifting and moving heavy supplies and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds, and working from ladders, scaffolds and personnel lifts that may exceed 100 feet.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #1 at (718) 706-9294

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.


SUBMITTED BY Joseph Ferdinand

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