Sunday, August 18, 2013

Would-Be Workers Set For Days Camping Out For Carpenters’ Training Program

Job seekers camp out for a training program at the Carpenters’ Union



Hundreds of people camped out in the SoHo section of Manhattan early Sunday, hoping to apply for a position with the carpenters' union. 

It's all for a chance to join the coveted training and apprenticeship program with the New York City District Council of Carpenters union.

About 750 applications will be distributed starting at 9 a.m. Monday.

The union holds this open application process only once every two years.

Applicants have been arriving from throughout the tri-state area and from as far away as Pennsylvania, waiting outside the headquarters of the carpenters union in the West Village.

Some arrived as early as Monday, and they have continued to line up throughout the week.

"It's tough, no showers, you're sitting here all day, walking around." said the first person on line. "But you know what, the end result is the pot of gold, which is to get my name on that ticket so I can get called for an interview, and to really show the dedication, because I've been here all week."

They're hoping for a career: a steady job with good pay and good benefits.

Of the 750 applications available, there are 500 for carpenters, 150 for dock builders and 100 for floor coverers.


 
For Immediate Release
Carpenters Recruit Apprentices
            New York City, NY (July 19, 2013)- The New York City District Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Committee will conduct recruitment from August 19, 2013 through August 30, 2013 for openings in the following trades: linoleum, resilient, tile and carpet layer; carpenter (pile driver/dockbuilder); carpenter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.
            To obtain an application, individuals must complete a NYCDCC of Carpenters lottery card with their name, address and Social Security Number. Application lottery cards will be available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the New York City District Council of Carpenters JATC –Labor Technical College at 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Only the applicant will be allowed to complete an application lottery card. All applicants must provide government issued picture identification.
One hundred (100) application cards will be available for linoleum, resilient, tile and carpet layer, one hundred fifty (150) application cards will be available for carpenter (pile driver/dockbuilder) and, five hundred (500) application cards will be available for carpenter.
This is a limited recruitment – apprenticeship lottery cards will be made available during the recruitment period or until all cards have been issued, whichever comes first.
            Applicants will be notified by mail if their apprenticeship application lottery card is selected. These individuals will be required to attend a two-hour orientation where they will be provided with an apprenticeship application form and be scheduled for an interview.
            Completed applications must be filed at 395 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014 at the completion of the initial orientation.  All applications must be completed in person only.  Proof of age, education, and Social Security Card (original) must be presented at time of application. 
The Committee requires that applicants:
§  Must be at least 17 years of age at time of application.
§  Must have achieved a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) (original or stamped and sealed) at time of application.
§  Must have proof of United States Citizenship or have the legal right to work in the United States at time of application.
§  Must be physically able to perform the work as determined by a physical examination. Within thirty (30) days of entrance into the Apprenticeship program all persons may be required to take a physical examination paid for by the JATC.
§  Must report to a collection site designated by the JATC for a substance abuse screening within forty-eight (48) hours after a conditional offer has been extended for admission into the Apprenticeship program, paid for by the JATC.
            For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or may contact the JATC at (212) 727-2224 or check these websites: www.labor.ny.gov, www.nycdistrictcouncil.com .
            The New York City District Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Journeyman Retraining Educational & Industry Fund School admits students of any race, creed, religion, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, arrest records, or genetic predisposition (G.I.N.A.) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, arrest records, or genetic predisposition (G.I.N.A.) in administration of its educational policies, admissions, policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

7 comments:

  1. And the "multi-phase construction and renovation project" in The Labor Technical College is “on schedule and under budget” at the present time...

    "The shoemaker's children go barefoot" .









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    1. The building is paying for that

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  2. DROP DEAD UNITY TEAM !

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  3. as far away as pa..... keep the jobs in the 5 boroughs where poor slobs pay nyc local tax. scumbag nycdcc

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  4. i feel bad for the poor bastards who want to become cabinetmakers. most of us cabinetmakers still dont have any benefits and our 3 week strike was for nothing

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