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New York State Department of Labor

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

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Geneva, NY (March 30, 2017) -

The Geneva Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local Union #840, will conduct a recruitment from April 12, 2017 through March 14, 2018 for 8 electrician apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications may be obtained from Local Union #840, 1401 Routes 5 and 20, Geneva, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, except legal holidays, during the recruitment period.  

Applicants must pay a $10.00 testing fee at the time of application. Applicants may request that this fee be waved. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need. 

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED), including successful completion of one high school algebra course or a post-high school math course.
  • Must pass a physical examination and drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of an electrician, which includes:
    • Climbing and working off of scaffolds, ladders, poles, and towers of various heights.
    • Crawling and working in confined spaces such as attics and manholes.
  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to operate company vehicles.
  • Must be willing and able to attend related instruction.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work and related instruction.
  • Must reside within the geographic jurisdiction of Local Union #840. This includes the following:
    • In Ontario County - The townships of Canandaigua, Farmington, Geneva, Gorham, Hopewell, Manchester, Phelps, and Seneca.
    • In Seneca County - All the townships except Covert and Lodi.
    • In Wayne County - The townships of Arcadia, Galen, Lyons, and Savannah.
    • In Yates County - All the townships
    • In Cayuga County - All townships except Genoa, Ira, Sterling, Victory, Locke, Sempronius, and Summerhill.
    • In Onondaga County - The townships of Elbridge and Skaneateles.
  • Must pass an electrical trade aptitude test with a score of at least four.
  • Must be able to read and understand English.
  • Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions and warnings given in English.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor Office or Local Union #840 at (315) 789-3330.

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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