Mid-Atlantic Maritime to hold job fair in Norfolk

(NORFOLK, Va.) — Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) will host its Maritime Job Fair on March 30, bringing together some of the biggest names in the government, military support and private sectors.

For the people of Hampton Roads, it provides a one-stop, free opportunity to engage with employers who are actively in need of workers.

“This job fair is unlike any held previously due to the new job demands being driven by the new green initiatives, especially the explosive growth of the offshore wind industry,” said Raymond Blanchet, vice president of operations for MAMA. “From installation vessels to crew transfer vessels, they will all require U.S. merchant mariners. And there will be major employers here that need mariners now.”

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Over 20 companies plan to attend, ranging from local operators that keep the Port of Virginia running smoothly to offshore, global and federal employers that make up critical links in the supply chain and military support operations — as well as the shipyards and contractors that keep these vessels operating.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 30 at 5301 Robin Hood Road in Norfolk, Va. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. The event is open to anyone interested in working as a merchant mariner or in the shipyard and ship repair trades. Organizers urge attendees to bring a resume and dress to impress.

– Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

By Rich Miller