Long Island City, NY (June 21, 2022) – Finishing Trades Institute of New York will conduct a recruitment from August 16, 2022, through August 29, 2022, for 50 Painter, Decorator, and Paperhanger apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained, in person only, from Finishing Trades Institute of New York, 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the recruitment period. This is limited-application recruitment. Only 500 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-served basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 500 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.

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 GED or TASC). Proof of high school diploma or equivalent will be required at the time of enrollment in the apprenticeship.
• Must be physically able to perform the work of a painter, decorator, or paperhanger as determined by site evaluations and personal statements (more information will be provided during a mandatory orientation).
• Must take a drug test prior to enrollment in apprenticeship and random throughout the apprenticeship program, at the expense of the sponsor.
• Must be able to read, hear, and understand instructions and warnings in English.
• Must sign an affidavit attesting to:
◦ Lifting and carrying material and equipment up to 70 pounds.
◦ Working from ladders, scaffolds, lifts, and suspended scaffolds.

For further information, applicants should contact the Finishing Trades Institute of New York at (718) 937-7440. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see:


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