When we first posted this event a month ago, there was interest. That interest has exploded and now the number of companies looking to fill positions has doubled and the number of positions available has gone into the triple digits. If you’re looking to work in the marine industry, this event is not to be missed. If you know of anybody who might want to work with boats, please hit the share button on this post and send it their way. If you have any questions, contact Peter Schrappen.
And enjoy the show! It’s only a week away!
Northwest Marine Trade Association Announces Marine Job Fair at Seattle Boat Show
Who: The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is organizing a job fair at the Seattle Boat Show featuring 20 local marine-related businesses with 100+ full-time positions plus many seasonal ones.
Why: The recreational marine industry is experiencing great growth. 2014 was the third consecutive year that Washington state new-boat dealers had a year-over-year increase in unit sales and the best since 2009. Other affiliated businesses– local boat builders, yacht outfitters, boat yards and more – are experiencing similar growth, creating many job opportunities. The immediate openings are for all facets of business such as sales, customer service, administration, some seasonal, but most of the need and open positions are for skilled marine technicians, experienced mechanics and skilled laborers (fiberglass work and repair, welding, glazing, rigging, painting).
In attendance: Twenty local marine-related businesses plusthe Skagit Valley College Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Technology with information on educational/training opportunities. For a complete list of participating companies, visit: http://www.seattleboatshow.com/job-fair.html
When: Monday Jan. 26, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Attendees will be given free admittance to the Boat Show for Monday Jan. 26 so that they may explore the show, talk to exhibitors and learn more about the boating business and lifestyle. The show opens at the conclusion of the job fair at 11 a.m. and runs until 8 p.m.
Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave, Seattle, WA 98134
To enter the buildingJob Fair participants will go up the stairs located between the CenturyLink Event Center and CenturyLink Field.