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Philly Shipyard


By Eric Haun uch has changed since Marine News’ 2022 in luck, because there are plenty of openings at shipyards shipbuilding report published in March last across the country. Job fairs and hiring events are becoming year, and business opportunities in certain more commonplace, while some yards, such as HII’s Ingalls

M market segments continue to grow. But the Shipbuilding, are getting creative. The Pascagoula, Miss., shipyards that are looking to cash in are still facing many shipbuilder has opened an on-site Chick-? l-A and is offering of the same challenges. Wi-Fi to help woo the next generation of shipyard workers.

For example, many American shipyards and their partners In addition, the impacts of historically high in? ation throughout the shipbuilding supply chain are still ? nding it are being felt across sectors, placing pressure on shipyards, dif? cult to attract and retain the workers they need. If you’re which tend to engage in ? xed-price contracting. Going for- a skilled craftsperson looking for a job in shipbuilding, you’re ward, cost concerns could potentially stall some newbuild 30 | MN April 2023

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