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One of the largest employers in Hampton Roads is hiring. Here’s how you can apply

Norfolk Naval Shipyard will host a career fair at Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center.

The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 2.

The event will emphasize shipyard career opportunities in the production skill trades, including experienced shipfitters, welders, electricians (shipboard), shipwrights/fabric workers, temporary service mechanics (all types), sheetmetal mechanics, inside machinists, outside machinists, and pipefitters (shipboard), according to a news release from the Navy.

Representatives from major departments throughout NNSY will be on hand to meet with attendees and answer questions.

The U.S. Congress has granted temporary Direct Hire Authority for certain occupations at NNSY to shorten the hiring process so large numbers of civilian employees can be hired more quickly, Navy officials said.

Applicants should have multiple copies of their resumes available, and be prepared to be interviewed at the career fair.

NNSY, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, is one of the oldest and largest industrial facility belonging to the Navy. It specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines.

NNSY is the fourth largest employer in the Hampton Roads area with more than 10,000 civilians and an annual payroll of approximately $700 million.

Questions about shipyard employment can be e-mailed to

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