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Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts Virtual Hiring Events

NEWPORT NEWS—As part of its hiring efforts, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division will host a series of virtual events for various trainee, entry-level, and experienced trades positions, including welders and pipefitters. The next hiring event for fitters will be held Sept. 8.

Newport News is offering $500 sign-on bonuses to select trades trainees and entry-level new hires, where no experience is needed, as well as $1,000 sign-on bonuses to select experienced trades new hires. Additional sign-on bonuses also are being offered to new hires with active security clearances for select trades positions.

The shipyard is actively hiring for fitters, welders, pipe fitters, deck electricians, sheet metal workers, marine painters, blasters, insulators, outside machinists, refuelers, ship safety watches and riggers.

Job seekers must apply in advance. Qualified candidates will be selected for a video interview the day of the hiring event with offers being made that day to selected candidates. The hiring events include:

  • Fitters: Sept. 8, 2021
  • Welders: Sept. 29, 2021
  • Pipe fitters: Oct. 20, 2021

“We are excited to use virtual hiring techniques that provide greater accessibility to the many employment opportunities we have to offer,” said Susan Jacobs, Newport News’ vice president of human resources and administration. “Our goal is to fill hundreds of trades positions before the end of the year.”

For more information on the virtual hiring events, visit www.buildyourcareer.com.

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