On Dec. 4, 2014, the 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 women 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.
It will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Great Hall Entrance – Rivergate Room, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.
Interested veterans and current servicemen and women interested in attending are encouraged to register at http://www.americanmaritimepartnership.com/military2maritime