'Military to Maritime' career fair comes to New Orleans

The following is the text of a news release from the American Maritime Partnership:

(NEW ORLEANS) — On Thursday, Dec. 4, the New Orleans International WorkBoat Show will host a “Military to Maritime” career fair sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership and the Offshore Marine Service Association. The event is designed to help current and former members of the military transition to a career in the domestic maritime industry.

While the unemployment rate among veterans has steadily declined in recent years, more than 720,000 servicemen and servicewomen are still out of work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. maritime industry’s goal is to provide those veterans with an opportunity to maximize their professional strengths and learn about exciting careers in a growing and dynamic industry.

“Military to Maritime,” is a free, informative job fair for servicemen and women interested in transitioning from the military to a maritime-related field. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters and HR staff from companies large and small, as well as maritime schools; attend seminars on marine licensing and transition; and visit with industry personnel who are veterans and made the transition to the maritime industry. No prior maritime experience is necessary and all services are welcome.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Great Hall Entrance — Rivergate Room
900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130

Thursday, Dec. 4, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. CST

Veterans and current servicemen and servicewomen interested in attending are encouraged to register by clicking here.

For more information, click here or email info@Americanmaritimepartnership.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff