District Council 9 Painters And Allied Trades To Conduct Three Apprenticeship Recruitments From Harlem To Hollis

District Council 9 announced today it will conduct three formal apprentice recruitments beginning August 9th, 2022.

All three recruitments are being conducted at the union’s training center in Long Island City, NY. The recruitment for Drywall Finisher apprentices will last from August 9 – August 22, 2022 and will include the New York City and Long Island regions.

The recruitment for Painter, Decorator and Paperhanger apprentices will last from August 16 – August 29, 2022 and will include the New York City, Long Island, and Westchester regions.

The recruitment for Structural Steel and Bridge Painter Apprentices will last from August 29 – September 12, 2022 and will include the New York City, Long Island, and Hudson Valley regions.

The District Council 9 Finishing Trades Institute of New York offers apprentices on-the-job and in-classroom training to ensure every apprentice is prepared to tackle the complex building market.


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Each recruitment will occur over a ten-day period or until 500 applications are distributed, whichever comes first.

Applications will be distributed in person on a first-come, first-served basis, at the District Council 9 Finishing Trades Institute of New York training facility.

“District Council 9 is proud of our apprenticeship program because it creates pathways to the middle class for hardworking New Yorkers and provides our city and state with a top-of-the-line workforce. We invest in our apprentices by providing them with top-notch training that allows them to build a better New York,” stated Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Joseph Azzopardi. “Our apprentices work hard to become the best they can be, and they represent the future of New York’s unionized construction industry.”

Apprenticeship Recruitment Information:

  • Needed: Drywall Finishers
  • When: August 9, 2022 – August 22, 2022 | Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Where: Finishing Trades Institute of New York, 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY

Apprenticeship Recruitment Information:

  • Needed: Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers
  • When: August 16, 2022 – August 29, 2022 | Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Where: Finishing Trades Institute of New York, 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY

Apprenticeship Recruitment Information:

  • Needed: Structural Steel and Bridge Painters
  • When: August 29, 2022 – September 12, 2022 | Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Where: Finishing Trades Institute of New York, 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY

Applicants must meet certain requirements, including being 18 years of age, holding a high school diploma or equivalent, passing a drug test, being able to hear and understand instructions in English, and being physically able to perform the work of their intended trade.



For specific requirements by trade, view postings online from the NYS Department of Labor for the Drywall FinishersPainters, Decorators and Paperhangers, and Structural Steel and Bridge Painters recruitments.

DC 9

District Council 9 is a chapter of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, an organization of painters, decorators, wall coverers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge & structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, glaziers & architectural metal glassworkers, paint makers and allied trades. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is dedicated to securing and improving wages, benefits, and overall working conditions for its members.

For more information on DC 9’s continuing efforts to provide pathways to the middle class for New York’s residents visit www.districtcouncil9.net or on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Photo credit: 1-2) DC9.

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