July 13, 2011  

NYCHA Resident


The New York City Housing Authority is pleased to share two exciting career opportunities with you:

1) Local 79 (Laborers) will soon be accepting applications for their apprenticeship program and

2) applications are now being accepted for the NYCHA Resident Training Academy


Local 79 Apprenticeship Program

Beginning on Monday, July 18 from 9:00 a.m. - noon, Local 79 (Construction & General Building Laborers) is accepting applications into their apprenticeship program for Skilled Construction Craft Laborers. The Local is accepting up to 3,000 applications with the hope of hiring up to 150 apprentices over the next 18 months. The application process is online. Apply early; applications go fast. Once 3,000 applications are received, the site will close.


Minimum Requirements 

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Physically capable of performing the work
  • Pass a pre-hire drug screening (at the applicant's expense)
  • An email address to apply
  • A physical address to upload to the web site.


How To Apply:

  • Go to Monster.com 
  • Input "Local 79" under "I'm looking for"
  • Enter "11101" for the zip code under "Location"
  • Upload your name and physical mailing address from a Word document when asked to "upload a resume"
  • Click "submit"


If your application is randomly selected, you will receive a letter in the mail to schedule an interview. The application selection process can be long and it based on available work. It can take up to 2 years.


To give yourself a competitive edge if selected for an interview, use the time to gain and sharpen your skills through the NYCHA Resident Training Academy's (NRTA) Construction Training Program.


NYCHA's Resident Training Academy's (NRTA) Construction Training Program

Recruitment is now open for NYCHA's Resident Training Academy's (NRTA) construction training program. The construction program is a great way to become qualified for different trades work including jobs with NYCHA's contractors. The training is eight weeks, provides a number of needed certifications to gain employment in the construction industry, and offers job placement assistance.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Authorized member of a NYCHA household
  • Score 7.5 or higher on TABE Test
  • Able to pass a drug test
  • Lift 50 lbs. or more
  • Perform eight hours of physical work each day

The New York City Housing Authority is committed to connecting NYCHA residents to career empowerment opportunities. This initiative is one key example of the ways NYCHA is working to support residents in achieving their financial goals.


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