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Construction Laborers lay asphalt, pour and place concrete, lay pipe, install storm drains, do environmental remediation, perform demolition, and work in a great variety of tasks in almost all construction types, including bridges, tunnels, airports, roads, dams, and residential, commercial, and public buildings.
 
Apprenticeship 
The Laborer Apprentice program involves:
  • 3,600 hours (about two years) of on-the-job training
  • 240 hours of instruction at the training center
Requirements for application:
  • Proof of age;
  • Attendance at an orientation program;
  • Successful completion of a hands-on skills assessment to determine if the applicant is physically able to perform the work of the craft;
  • An interview by representatives of the apprenticeship program; and,
  • Pass a drug test
  • Must have valid California Driver License
No high school diploma or G.E.D. is required. Contractors signatory with the Laborers Union that wish to sponsor an individual as an apprentice may contact the Laborers Apprenticeship to bring that individual directly into the program. 
 
Applications may be obtained March 1-June 30 at:
Laborers Local 261
701 Alabama St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 
(415) 826-4550
 
or, 
Laborers Local 389
300 7th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 344-7168
 
or, 
Laborers Local 270
509 Emory Street
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 297-2620.
 
Applicants may request an application by telephone at (925) 556-0858 or in person or by mail at:
Northern California Laborers Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
1001 Westside Drive 
San Ramon, CA 94583
 
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