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Construction Craft Laborers Local #689


The construction craft laborer is a multi-faceted worker who works in building construction, highway and heavy construction, transportation pipeline construction, demolition and environmental remediation.  In construction and demolition, the laborers are the first person on a project and the last to leave the completed project.  Laborers acquire a broad based of construction knowledge as they work hand-in-hand with other building trades.  In environmental remediation shipbuilding, the laborers respond to abatement needs to keep our environment healthy and safe.
The construction craft laborer apprenticeship program is a 4000-hour program.  The related training includes basic safety training and construction orientation programs for all apprentices.  The construction craft laborer apprentice program also offers three electives to the apprentice to complete his program.  The electives are building construction, highway and heavy construction, and environmental remediation.

How do I prepare for the trade?

The following will be helpful:

  • Courses in math and science
  • Develop reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Good reading ability
  • Develop a good work ethic

How do I qualify?

The following are necessary:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma /GED desired
  • In good physical condition

Where do I apply?

New Orleans Construction & General
 Laborers Local  #689
400 Soniat Street
New Orleans, LA  70115
Barry Kaufman
Tele. 504-891-4435
Fax   504-891-4548
South Central Laborers Training &
 Apprenticeship Fund
9297 Highway 976
Livonia, LA  70755
Gary Slagdon
225-637-2311
scltaaf@aol.com