New York Metal Refinishers to recruit 50 apprentices

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The Finishing Trades Institute of New York has disclosed plan to conduct a recruitment from December 14, 2020 through December 28, 2020, for 50 Metal Refinisher apprentices.

This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday November 10, 2020, by the New York State Department of Labor.

DEC noted that the openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for two recruitment regions — the New York City and Long Island regions.

According to the statement, applications can be obtained, in person only, from the Finishing Trades Institute of New York, 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the recruitment period.

“This is a limited application recruitment. Only 500 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-served basis,” the statement reads.

The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 500 applications have been issued, whichever comes first,” it addds.

The Committee requires that applicants must be at least 18 years old, and he or must must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED).

It also states that the proof will be required at the time of enrollment in apprenticeship.

The statement further adds that applicants must attend a mandatory orientation which includes an evaluation for working from heights and completing a personal statement.

Every applicant must sign an affidavit attesting that they are physically able to perform the work of a Metal Refinisher, which may include: lifting and moving heavy fixtures, equipment and compound up to 70 pounds; working from ladders, scaffolds, and personal lifts, which may exceed 100 feet in height.

“After selection and randomly throughout the apprenticeship, applicants must take and pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor

“They must be able to travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island to reach job sites.

“And they must be able to read, hear, and understand instructions and warnings in English,” the statement says.

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