10,000 jobs to come to Newport News Virginia!

Dated: 08/22/2011

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With the economy still in shambles most of us know someone looking for a job. Do you know anyone who needs a job? Are they willing to move to Hampton Roads Newport News to Virginia Beach and work at a naval shipyard. Then this program may be for them. Huntington Ingalls naval shipyard is known as a large refuel-er and supplier of nuclear powered air craft carriers and servicer and builder of submarines. Currently employing 20,000 it is one of the areas largest employers. Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. announced they are expecting to hire around 10,000 more people over the next five years but it could hire up to 15,000, according to a Huntington Ingalls spokesperson. In 2011, the company will hire about 2,000 people, including 1,500 trade or craft workers and 500 salaried employees. About 20 percent of the shipyard's workforce, or 4,000 employees are eligible for retirement, according to Christie Miller with Huntington Ingalls. Hiring is underway now because of the number of people leaving for one reason or another. Miller said some workers are retiring and others are pursuing new careers. Miller said the company has stringent requirements and they are having a hard time finding qualified candidates. Many of those hired will need to get a security clearance from the U.S. government, undergo a background check and take a drug screening test. In addition, the company is trying to figure out how to transfer the skill sets of veterans who are moving toward retirement to new workers coming up behind them. Huntington Ingalls spends more than $50 million a year in training costs, due to the exacting nature of the work. The company also has an apprentice school, which recently celebrated its 92nd anniversary. Roughly 2,400 of its graduates are in the yard's management ranks, Huntington Ingalls reported. The shipyard also plans to engage with "the supply side" as part of an effort to groom job candidates. For example, they will recruit exiting military personnel and get more involved with those who are leaving the military. The shipyard is also working to align itself more closely with community colleges and trade schools. Through a program called "Career Pathways," the company is reaching out to elementary, middle, and secondary schools, to open up students to career alternatives that don't require a college degree. To learn more information about careers at Huntington Ingalls, visit http://www.huntingtoningalls.com/careers/ Since Nuclear power will probably be around for awhile this may be a great career for those interested. Base is located in South Newport News near Hampton and is a short commute from North Suffolk, North Portsmouth, and West Norfolk. "I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true success always requires the help and support of others. Please send me your referrals." Visit my website today, The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady! Deandrea "Dee Dee" Jones Associate Broker Blu Skyy Realty Virginia Beach, VA [email protected] DJonesRealEstate.com
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Alycia Jordan

Having lived in other cities, such as Cleveland and Idaho Falls, I only appreciate Hampton Roads that much more. Why? Because from almost anywhere in our area, a beach is only about a 20 minute dri....

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