Happy Day of the Seafarer 2015! What Does Your #CareerAtSea Look Like?

Happy Day of the Seafarer 2015! This year the International Maritime Organization is focussing on the theme maritime education. But not just formal education, but educating the general public about what a career at sea looks like. While most people go to work at an office, local business, factories, etc., but a career at sea is a whole different story. The IMO is … [Read more...]

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Needs to Fill 1,500 Civilian Worker Positions

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia is looking to hire about 1,500 civilian workers over the next year amid an increased workload and a growing number of retirees. Jeffrey Cunningham, a spokesman for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines, told local … [Read more...]

U.S. Maritime Industry Jobs Program Lures Veterans

National Program Helps Veterans Transition to New Jobs in the American Maritime Industry The Port of Houston played host to more than 400 veteran's and over 50 organizations as part of a maritime career fair aimed at attracting U.S. veterans. The event, which was called the Military2Maritime Career Fair and sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership, is part of a … [Read more...]

Study: Maritime Jobs Pump $11.3 Billion Annually Into Louisiana Economy

New data released this week shows that Louisiana ranks first in the nation in economic impact from the U.S. domestic maritime industry, creating 54,850 maritime jobs that pump more than $11.3 billion annually into the Louisiana economy. The United States' domestic maritime industry includes vessel operators, marine terminals, shipyards, and workers engaged in the movement of … [Read more...]