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Electricians taking applications for 300 apprentices

The Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry will begin taking applications on Monday for 300 electrician apprenticeships, officials said.

Applications can be obtained by sending a registered letter to Joint Apprentice Committee, P.O. Box 560249, College Point, Queens, N.Y., 11365.

Letters will be accepted through Aug. 1 or until 2,000 have been received, whichever comes first. The letters must not be postmarked before Monday, and all of those bearing Monday's postmark will receive an application.

Applicants must be 18 or older, have lived within 60 miles of Manhattan's Columbus Circle for at least two years, provide proof of completing one year of algebra or high school Regents math and pass a physical exam and aptitude test.

A $25 fee is required of applicants.

More information is available by calling Local No. 3 of the electrical workers union at 718-591-2000.

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