In 2019, the Virginia General Assembly designated August 13 as Shipbuilders’ Day in celebration of Virginia’s maritime heritage and our history as a national leader in the shipbuilding industry. To honor the contributions of maritime employers and support their workforce development needs, the City of Newport News is partnering with local businesses to host a Shipbuilders’ Day Job Fair on Friday, August 12 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center at 550 30th Street, Suite 102.
During the event, employers from the maritime, shipbuilding, and ship repair industries will be on-site to fill over 5,000 full-time positions ranging from entry to mid-level. The pay scale ranges from $18 to $22 per hour, and several employers will offer up to $36 per hour for select positions.
Participating employers include Newport News Shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industries, QED Systems, Aerotek, Valkyrie Enterprises, The Apprentice School, Integrated Engineering and Construction (ITAC), L3Harris, Shipyard Staffing, the United States Navy, and more. Several additional partners will be present to share information on other opportunities, including the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Four Oaks Day Services and Training Center, Newport News YouthBuild, and Tidewater Staffing.
The event is free and open to the public. Interested participants should register online and upload their resume for priority access during the event. Job seekers should come with resumes; participants can access the free computer lab at Brooks Crossing to update and print their resume. Interviews will take place during the event.