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New York State Department of Labor

Window Cleaners Recruit Apprentices

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New York, NY (October 08, 2019) -

Thomas Shortman Training, Scholarship and Safety Fund will conduct a recruitment from December 2, 2019 through December 13, 2019 for 50 Multi-Story Window and Building Surface Cleaner apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. Applications must be obtained in person at Thomas Shortman Training, Scholarship and Safety Fund, 25 West 18th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., during the recruitment period. Applications must be completed and submitted on-site, on the same day they are received.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of the trade, which may include:
    • Working outside, at heights, attached to a window cleaning safety belt.
    • Working off suspended scaffolds at heights of 500 feet or more.
    • Having no fear of heights of 500 feet.
    • Climbing and working off extension ladders at heights of 50 feet.
    • Setting up and taking down six pieces of sectional ladders.
    • Raising and lowering ladders and davits for suspended scaffolds.
    • Must have reliable transportation to and from various work sites and required classes at the approved school.
    • Must pass a substance abuse test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact Thomas Shortman Training, Scholarship and Safety Fund at (917) 992-5004. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: https://www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator/location-list-all.php).

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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