WORKFORCE NEEDS CONTINUE TO GROW
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.
Maritime Job Fair
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 11:30am – 2:00pm | Great Hall – Ernest Morial Convention Center
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 using the buttons below:
If you are an employer or training provider interested in participating in the Maritime Workforce Career Fair at the International Workboat Show, please contact Jennifer Barnett (985-869-3322, firstname.lastname@example.org). There is no cost to participate in the career fair. For more information or to reserve your table, click the button below.
Individuals interested in learning more about career opportunities in the maritime industry can register using the button below. There is no cost to participate in the career fair, and registration includes free access to the International WorkBoat Show floor as well as discounts to additional conference programming. To register, use the button below. Once directed, click Attendee Registration and the Job Fair promo code will already be selected for you!