Monday, July 15, 2024

They’re one of the largest Hampton Roads employers, and they’re hiring

Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth announced it has immediate full-time openings for skilled mechanics.

NNSY has career opportunities available for all production skill trades, which includes machinists, riggers, quality assurance specialists, and more.

Congress has granted temporary Direct Hire Authority for certain occupations at NNSY so large numbers of civilian employees can be hired quickly, according to a news release from the Navy.

Prospective applicants should bring copies of their resumes and be prepared to be interviewed at the career fair. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and be able to pass government security investigations.

All interested parties should email their resume to

NNSY, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, is the oldest industrial facility belonging to the Navy, and specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines. It’s the fourth largest employer in the Hampton Roads area with 10,500 civilians, according to the news release.

Go to the Naval Shipyard’s website for information.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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