Painters Union Seeks Drywall Finisher Apprentices, Recruitment Drive

June 13, 2024

District Council 9 will be conducting a formal Drywall Finisher apprentice recruitment from Harlem to the Hudson beginning June 18th, 2024.

The recruitment is being conducted at the union’s training center in Long Island City, NY. The recruitment will last from June 18 to July 1, 2024.

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. DC 9 apprenticeships offer New Yorkers a pathway to a stable career with family-sustaining wages and benefits.

The 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 dedicated to year-round apprenticeship recruitments that lead hardworking New Yorkers into prosperous careers in the trades,” said Joseph Azzopardi, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer. “Our top-notch apprenticeship programs offer extensive training, equipping us to build a skilled workforce and open pathways to the middle class for many New Yorkers. We are excited to initiate our recruitment for Drywall Finishers and welcome our newest union members.”

Apprenticeship Recruitment Information:

  • Needed: Drywall Finishers
  • When: June 18, 2024 – July 1, 2024 | Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Where: Finishing Trades Institute of New York, 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY

Additional information is available HERE. 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 Finishers recruitment.

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 .

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