Local 137 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Monday began recruiting for 10 sign hanger/rigger apprentices, officials said.

Applications can be obtained at 50-02 5th St., Suite A, Long Island City, on Mondays between 8 a.m. and noon, excluding legal holidays. The recruitment period ends Feb. 8 and applicants must present a valid driver's license and proof of completion of high school or GED courses to obtain a form.

Apprentices are required to pay monthly union dues of $48 and an initiation fee of $288 in installments.

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Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be physically able to do the work, have reliable transportation on Long Island and in New York City, and pass a math and reading test.

More information is available by calling 718-937-4514.