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Electricians seek apprentices

The New York State Department of Labor has announced that Electricians’ Local 3 is looking for 500 apprentices and will issue 2,000 applications for the prized slots in the immediate future.
Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith said on Monday, November 17, that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 Joint Apprenticeship Committee will conduct recruitment from November 24 through December 8, or until the 2,000 application allotment has been met.
According to Smith, applicants must be at least 18-years-old; have one year of algebra or high school Regents math; be physically able to do the work and reside within a 60-mile radius of Columbus Circle when they apply.
The Committee requires that applicants supply school transcripts as proof of their math background and be cleared by a physician they select, she added.
Applications may be obtained by sending a request by registered letter to the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, P.O. Box 560249, College Point, New York 11356-0249.
They must include a non-refundable $25 application fee and must not be postmarked before November 24, 2008.
Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor are required to meet standards established by the Commissioner. Sponsors are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities, Smith said.
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 more information, prospective applicants should contact their nearest Department of Labor Office.
In Queens, there are offices in Flushing, at 138-60 Barclay Avenue and at 168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd floor in Jamaica.
The phone number of the Flushing office is 718-321-6307; to reach the Jamaica office, call 718-557-6735.

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