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Bricklayers union taking apprenticeship applications

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Local 1 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New York and Long Island will begin taking applications on Friday for 30 apprenticeships, officials said.

Applications can be obtained at the International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Ave. in Long Island City, Queens, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, as well as on Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 and, in 2018, on Jan. 27, Feb. 23, March 30, April 27 and May 25.

More information is available by calling 718-706-9294.

The union hopes to train 10 bricklayer-masons, five stone masons, five plasterers and 10 pointer-caulker-cleaners.

Applicants must take an aptitude test at the time they apply. They also must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, have reliable transportation, pass a drug test and be physically able to do the work.