Jennifer Impastato (985- 320-7601)
International Workboat Show, Louisiana Workforce Commission
There are nearly 55,000 maritime jobs in Louisiana that contribute over $11.3 billion annually to the state’s economy, according to a study commissioned by the Transportation Institute last year. The study, conducted by Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, said that Louisiana ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in maritime jobs per capita, with an estimated one in five jobs in Louisiana connected to the maritime industry, resulting in employment income of more than $3.5 billion every year.
According to maritime employers surveyed by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Louisiana Community Technical College System, companies will need as many as 3,000 additional employees for maritime operations in Louisiana in the next five years.
To serve the industry’s growing demand, the Louisiana Workforce Commission is partnering with the International WorkBoat Show, one of the largest events held annually for the maritime industry, to host a Maritime Workforce Career Fair for those seeking information on maritime careers. Employers and training providers will be available to discuss career and training opportunities with attendees.
It is FREE for job seekers to attend and for employers to participate – register now!
Participating companies include:
American Commercial Barge Line
American River Transportation Co., LLC
California State University Maritime Academy
College of Business, Nicholls State University
Downey Engineering Corporation
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
Great Lakes Maritime Academy
International Crew Training
Marquette Transportation Company, LLC
MOPS Marine License Insurance
NOAA Marine Operations
Northshore Technical Community College
Quality First Marine
Royal Electric Supply Co
Savard Labor & Marine
The Hiller Companies, Inc.
TREO Staffing, LLC
Trinity Marine Products
Veterans Staffing & Recruiting Services, LLC
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