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Current Apprenticeship Openings

Carpenters and Laborers Recruitments!

UPDATE 2/6/2020

CARPENTERS RECRUITMENT!

The High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City will conduct a recruitment from February 12, 2020 through November 11, 2020 for 100 Carpenter apprentices.

Applications must be obtained in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, NY, on the second Wednesday of each month, during the recruitment period. Applications will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The Carpenter Training Center will give out as many applications as possible between this time period on the designated days. There will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m. Only the applicant will be allowed to obtain an application. To receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification.


LABORERS RECRUITMENT!

The Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79, will conduct a limited recruitment from February 14, 2020 through February 28, 2020 for 200 Skilled Construction Craft Laborer apprentices.

The recruitment for JATC for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79 will be offered online from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. This is a limited-application recruitment. Only 2,000 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 2,000 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.


Other current NYC Apprenticeship Openings are listed below.  Note that you can also always look for notices at the NYC Department of Labor website:
https://www.labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/apprenticeshiparchive.shtm
  1. The Boilermakers, Local Union #5 will conduct a recruitment April 20, 2020 through March 15, 2021 for five boilermaker (construction) apprentices. The five openings are for New York City, Long Island, and Hudson Valley regions. Applications can be obtained from JATC for Boilermakers Northeast Area, Local Union #5, 24 Van Siclen Ave, Floral Park, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be received no later than March 15, 2021. Detailed information is available on the Boilermakers Northeast JAC website at www.neaac.net.
  2. Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers will conduct a recruitment from October 25, 2019 through September 25, 2020 (excluding July 2020 and August 2020) for 10 Bricklayer-Mason apprentices; five Stone Mason apprentices; 10 Pointer, Caulker, & Cleaner apprentices; and five Plasterer apprentices. Applications will be available at the International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on the following dates: 10/25/19, 11/22/19, 12/20/19, 1/31/20, 2/28/20, 3/27/20, 4/24/20, 5/29/20, 6/26/20 and 9/25/20. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. There will be no admittance after 8:30 a.m. An aptitude test will be conducted at the time of application. Testing and processing will be held until 10:00 a.m. Mail-in or online applications will not be accepted.
  3. The NYC District Council of Carpenters will conduct a recruitment from July 10, 2019 through June 10, 2020 for 25 carpenter (piledriver/dockbuilder) apprentices; 20 linoleum, resilient tile, and carpet layer apprentices; 10 cabinet maker apprentices; and 10 millwright apprentices. Applications must be obtained in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street, 2nd floor (Clarkson Street entrance), New York City, NY, on the second Wednesday of each month, excluding December 11, 2019 and January 8, 2020. Applications will be available on the 2nd Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. ONLYThere will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m. Only the applicant will be allowed to complete an application. In order to receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification.
  4. The Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79, will conduct a limited recruitment from February 14, 2020 through February 28, 2020 for 200 Skilled Construction Craft Laborer apprentices. The recruitment for JATC for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79 will be offered online from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. This is a limited-application recruitment. Only 2,000 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 2,000 applications have been issued, whichever comes first. Learn more here.
  5. The High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City will conduct a recruitment from February 12, 2020 through November 11, 2020 for 100 Carpenter apprentices. Applications must be obtained in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, NY, on the second Wednesday of each month, during the recruitment period. Applications will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The Carpenter Training Center will give out as many applications as possible between this time period on the designated days. There will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m. Only the applicant will be allowed to obtain an application. To receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification. Completed original applications must be submitted by mail to New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014. All applications must be completed and postmarked no later than five business days from the date that the application was provided.
  6. The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, will conduct a recruitment from January 27, 2020 through February 07, 2020 for 25 Stationary Engineer apprentices. Applications can be obtained at Local Union #30, 16-16 Whitestone Expressway, Whitestone, NY between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications must be returned via U.S. Postal Service certified mail and postmarked no later than March 1, 2020.
  7. The Heat & Frost Insulators, Local Union #12, will conduct a recruitment from March 5, 2020 through May 21, 2020 for 23 Insulation and Asbestos Worker apprentices. Please note that the 30 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for two recruitment regions – the Long Island and New York City regions of the state. Applications must be obtained in person at JATC for Heat & Frost Insulators Local Union #12, 15-32 127th Street, 1st Floor, College Point, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., every Thursday, excluding legal holidays and excluding March 26, 2020, during the recruitment period. Applicants must bring a valid state or federal photo identification to pick up an application. All applicants will be assigned a date to bring back their completed applications and take an aptitude test.
  8. Line Workers - The Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Outside Electrical Industry will conduct a recruitment from October 14, 2018 through October 13, 2019 for 15-30 electrical (outside) line worker apprentices. Applications may be obtained at any time during the recruitment period from the following website: http://www.NEAT1968.org.
  9. The Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union 137 will conduct a recruitment beginning on May 6, 2019 for one year for 10 sheet metal worker (sign hanger/rigger) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.  Applications can be picked up at 50-02 5th Street, Suite A, Long Island City, NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Monday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.
  10. The Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) Local Union #7 of NY & NJ will conduct a recruitment from March 9, 2020 through October 13, 2020 for five Marble Carver, Cutter and Setter apprentices; three Terrazzo worker apprentices; three Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Finisher apprentices, and three Tile Setter apprentices. Applications will be available at the International Masonry institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on 3/9/20, 3/10/20, 3/11/20, 3/12/20, 10/5/20, 10/6/20, 10/7/20, and 10/8/20. Applications will also be available at International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers Local Union #5, 3281 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ, 08505 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on 3/13/20 and 10/13/20.
  11. USIS Electric, Inc. will conduct a recruitment from March 23, 2020 through March 19, 2021 for 24 Electrician apprentices. Please note that the 24 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for three recruitment regions – the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York City regions of the state. Applications will be available at USIS Electric, Inc., 35 West Jefferson Avenue, Pearl River, NY, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applicants must apply in person and allow up to one hour for the application process to be completed. All applications must be received no later than March 19, 2021.
  12. The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers, Local Union #8 will conduct a recruitment from March 23, 2020 through April 3, 2020 for 25 Roofer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. Applications must be obtained in person at the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers, Local Union #8, 12-11 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., during the recruitment period. This is a limited-application recruitment. Only 250 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 250 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.


Here are all of the NYC apprenticeship openings shown on the Department of Labor (DOL) website :

New York City Opening Date Closing Date
Boilermakers Northeast Local # 5 04/15/2019 03/16/2020
Boilermakers Northeast Local #5 04/20/2020 03/15/2021
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers JAC Local Union 1 10/25/2019 09/25/2020
Carpenters JATC of NYC & Vicinity 07/10/2019 06/10/2020
Construction & General Building Laborers LU 79 02/14/2020 02/28/2020
High Rise Concrete Carpenters JATC of New York City 02/12/2020 11/11/2020
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 30 01/27/2020 02/07/2020
JATC for Heat & Frost Insulators Local # 12 03/05/2020 05/21/2020
Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee 10/14/2019 10/13/2020
Sheet Metal Workers Local #137 05/06/2019 05/04/2020
Tile, Marble, Terrazzo BAC Local 7 03/09/2020 10/13/2020
USIS Electric, Inc. 04/30/2020 04/29/2021
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #8 03/23/2020 04/03/2020
P2A is here to help.  Please call or email us if you have any questions or would like us to review your resume, help you prepare for an interview, or if you need prep materials for any aptitude test.

P2A AND BUILDING TRADES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A union construction career is a solid pathway to a stable and comfortable middle class life. Wages can start at over $50,000/year plus health insurance and retirement benefits and the only requirements are a high school diploma, a positive mental attitude, and a commitment to being hardworking and reliable. The best way to get into a union construction career is through a union construction apprenticeship and P2A helps people from low-income communities access these union apprenticeship opportunities.

The NYC construction industry unions (also called the building and construction trades) include the Laborers, the Bricklayers, the Painters, the Ironworkers, the Carpenters, the Sheet Metal Workers, the Electricians, the Boilermakers, the Steelworkers, the Plumbers, the Cement Workers, and more. The apprenticeships for these unions open up at different times during the year -- some open up only once per year, others only every 2 or 3 years. Each union has its recruitment method and strict rules regarding how to apply. Generally, only a limited number of applications (such as 300 or 1000) will be made available at any particular time. For example, the Laborers, Local 79 has an on-line recruitment, which is generally over within 2 minutes. The Plumbers and Carpenters unions offer a limited number of paper applications available at their offices, for which people will line up a night or two before the office opens on that recruitment day. Others unions, such as the Sheet Metal Workers and Boilermakers, require that applicants take a reading and math aptitude test at the time of the application, and only applicants who score above a certain level will be contacted.

P2A assists applicants with these application processes and conducts pre-apprenticeship classes to assist applicants in preparing for their interviews and with the apprenticeship process in general. P2A also sends out email updates on when these union construction apprenticeships open up and conducts info sessions on these apprenticeship opportunities at community organizations and public agencies throughout New York City. Much of the work of P2A is done by P2A peer mentors – full-time building trades apprentices who also serve as peer mentors for applicants and new apprentices.

To join the P2A community, all you need to do is sign up on the P2A mailing list with an email address and cell phone number.