Courtesy photo: International Union of Operating Engineers

Two Long Island-based trade unions have announced upcoming apprentice recruitments.

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers, Local Union #200, will conduct a recruitment from Jan. 10 through March 28 for 20 plumber apprentices.

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, will conduct a recruitment from Jan. 22 through Feb. 02 for 25 stationary engineer apprentices.

Plumbers Local 200 applications must be completed in person at 375 Central Avenue, Bohemia from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be received by March 28, 2018.

Operating Engineers Local 30 applications must be picked up at the union office located at 16-16 Whitestone Expressway, Whitestone, Queens between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. These applications must be returned via U.S. Postal Service certified mail and postmarked no later than Feb. 16.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Plumbers Local 200 applicants must be residents of Nassau or Suffolk.

Other requirements apply. For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office, Plumbers Local 200 at (631) 567-3083 or Operating Engineers Local Union #30 at (718) 847-8484 ext. 239.

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.

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