Start your career through the Northwest Laborers Apprenticeship Program on June 4th at 2:00 PM or June 9th at 6:30 PM via Zoom.
Register for the June 4th 2pm Webinar: bit.ly/3c4nWvj
Register for the June 9th 6:30pm Webinar: bit.ly/2TJORGi
For every attendee, NW Laborers Training will donate $10 to Crisis Connections (up to $2,000), a crisis line serving the emotional and physical needs of individuals across Washington State.
LIUNA Training & Education now has a website for information on COVID-19 which includes a 4-hour Infectious Disease Awareness Training course for free to all members. It includes information and resources for infectious diseases and safe processes.
This could lead to future work opportunities for members.
…just a brief update to let you know what’s going on with training.
It’s been an unusual and trying time for everyone, and we wanted to let you know that we’re thinking of you and your families, and what we can do to serve you, our brothers and sisters.
Until things get back to where we can all be safe convening in person, we will have to get creative and be flexible. We’re currently in the process of exploring some alternate training delivery options, and will provide more information once we get the details ironed out.
In the meantime, we wish you good health and safety. Be well!
If you’re at a point where you’re looking around to see where your life is heading – in terms of work and money – let me point you in a rewarding direction:
Construction is a hot career choice.
But I’ll get back to that in a minute. First, about choices in general.
Many of us grew up hearing that college was the path to success – but that game has changed. It’s true those with a college degree make more money over their lifetimes, on average. But what about all those people who went to college and it didn’t pan out? These days you’re just as likely to end up with a degree, tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and a job waiting ables while you send out resumes.
Or… you could get paid good money in a career-path position in construction. And you can start right away, with an apprentice program from NWLETT – one that provides free training, which includes housing, meals, and a paycheck!
So, back to that point about construction being hot. Money magazine reports that Indeed.com’s “25 Hottest Careers Right Now” for 2018 includes 10 – that’s right, nearly half – in construction. Project managers, estimators, superintendents… 10 different jobs that pay from around $80,000 a year to over $100,000.
So why does that matter to you? Because there’s a clearly identified path to those positions – and it starts with the NWLETT apprentice program.
It’s a way to quickly jump into satisfying work in a booming job sector. Here are a few things to consider about becoming a construction apprentice:
So… if you realize that it’s time to make a career choice, now you know about one great option. Ready to go? Visit www.NWLETT.org to get started!
Building America involves union members from all trades.
The following is a 12.5.2017 news release from the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA):
“Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2017) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement on LIUNA’s advocacy for Temporary Protected Status.
“Today, LIUNA members joined fellow union members of UNITE HERE, UFCW, IUPAT, the Iron Workers and Bricklayers to deliver 40,000 petitions pushing Congress to fix the Temporary Protect Status program (TPS) which will expire without legislative action.
“The Temporary Protected Status Program is a crucial humanitarian program that not only provides an opportunity to get ahead in the United States for those who have fled natural disaster and conflicts in their home country, it is also crucial to the construction industry.
“An estimated 30 percent of TPS-holders, work in the construction industry – literally building America.
“Congress must not allow political wrangling to short-change our economy and upend the lives of immigrants in the TPS program, who have become part of the fabric of our communities, working, paying taxes and raising families.
“LIUNA strongly urges Congress to adopt a legislative fix to extend the TPS program before the clock runs out.”
More information about LIUNA can be found at: http://liuna.org
The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) has posted the following information regarding finding useful health and safety apps for Laborers.
There are two recently released apps mentioned in the link below, but the first paragraph contains links to articles from 2014 with LHSFNA’s original recommendations.
Topics cover weight loss, exercise, nutrition, medical, ladder usage, lift calculation, first aid, and even a noise meter (want to gauge how loud the Clink gets during a home game, Hawks fans?).
With a few exceptions, most apps are available in both iPhone and Android format.
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