Job Fair In Pensacola: 1,900 Openings At Ingalls Shipbuilding

November 5, 2012

Workforce Escarosa will hold a  job fair Thursday in Pensacola to assist Huntington Ingalls Industries with the current recruitment and hiring of over 1,900 positions for their Pascagoula,  jobsite.

Position openings include; welders, pipefitters, shipfitters, hydraulic and sheetmetal mechanics, mobile crane operators and helpers. Positions range between $13.68 and $23.10 per hour.

Individuals with correlating experience and credentials may apply in-person on Thursday, November 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Workforce Escarosa Pensacola One-Stop Center located at 3670 North L Street. Applicants should bring a  resume, related credentials or certifications, and a valid driver’s license. Prior military should also bring a copy of their DD214. Representatives from Huntington Ingalls Industries will be on-site and may choose to conduct interviews with selected applicants during the hiring event.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard while also providing after-market services for military ships around the globe. HII  employs over 38,000 individuals throughout the U.S. with primary business divisions in Virginia and Mississippi. Daily van pools from Pensacola to Pascagoula are available for those who do not wish to relocate.

Additional information and job descriptions are available on the Employ Florida Marketplace,, under job order 9720937.


12 Responses to “Job Fair In Pensacola: 1,900 Openings At Ingalls Shipbuilding”

  1. rob on November 7th, 2012 8:12 am

    @ Hillary

    You consider Navy Federal a low paying job? $12-14/hr + benefits starting out is a low paying job?

    Your standards are too high lol. If you go into an interview demanding $40k to $50k a year, no wonder employers are showing you the door. Same goes for if you don’t go to an interview prepared or if you don’t have the skills that are needed for a particular line of work.

    The jobs are out there, but you have to start somewhere. You can’t always start at the top. And ANY job is better than unemployment.

  2. David on November 6th, 2012 6:24 pm

    Since when is less than $35,000 a year a bad thing?

  3. JD on November 6th, 2012 7:32 am

    @Jane- I’m 30, married, 2 kids, 2 cars paid off, mortgage for 8 years, 4 years of school paid out of my pocket, and working on my Masters. I’ve done this in Pensacola. The opportunities are here. It all depends on the person and how hard they want it and how good they are at adapting to change.

  4. JD on November 6th, 2012 7:29 am

    @Hilarity- I don’t think our views are vastly different. We both want positive change for Pensacola. We both want more money for Pensacola. My view, however, is that we have to start somewhere. We can’t just go from last to first in 5 years. This has been years in the making with Pensacola’s good old boy system. Our local government has been atrocious. I want nothing but the best for PCola. It’s my home. I’m sure you feel the same. Believe me, if we had the opportunity for high paying jobs right now, I would be all for it. I’m not knocking anyone specifically, but I don’t think we have enough educated folks in Pcola to fill those higher paying jobs. Escambia’s education system is terrible. Have you seen their recent fcat scores? This has been going on for years. I think what Pensacola needs best right now is better(not great), more entry level jobs and more money into education. The cycle will start and we will eventually land better, higher paying jobs here.

  5. Jane on November 6th, 2012 5:32 am

    FYI…I left here in 1969. I got a job in California, made good money, retired at 55. My house and both cars are paid for. So yes, I DID leave here for a better job opportunity, which allowed me to pay for 5 years of college for my son. 2 more for me, braces on his teeth, a house, etc. So guess what…there are many more jobs other places and they pay better. Sorry, look at the stats!

  6. Hilarity on November 5th, 2012 8:42 pm

    JD: You and I have vastly different views on what is ‘good’ for the area. We can leave it at that it seems.

  7. JD on November 5th, 2012 7:34 pm

    LOL. Come on!! These statistics are from 2008. That is just about the time Navy Federal started their hiring boom. Navy Federal wages start in the low 30’s so I can say those stats are very different as of today and will be in the future. The fact is they are creating jobs. Jobs Pensacola didn’t have. Do they have to offer 80k a year to be relevant? NO! Opportunity isn’t an 80k a year job. Opportunity is a job. Period. So if you want to look down on others and say a 30k year job isnt nothing, you are dead wrong. Job creation is what is most important. People get a job, make more money than they normally do, become more responsible citizens, maybe even go back to school with the extra income, maybe decide to buy a house, get off welfare, etc etc etc etc. Its a chain reaction. Opportunity comes in many shapes and sizes, not just 6 figure jobs. Being that Escambia County is the poorest, 6k more 30k a year jobs is a godsend to 6k Pensacolians.

  8. 21yrsinglemom on November 5th, 2012 2:07 pm

    I totally agree with JD & like rob said, there are alot of jobs out there, if you have whats required (go to school people!!) & if you put the effort into finding one & also following up with it.. just saying:)

  9. Hilarity on November 5th, 2012 1:43 pm

    You people are trying to say that low paying jobs such as Navy Federal, American Water, and Regions are good for the area? You people posting this silliness realize Escambia County is the poorest county in the United States right?

    “Escambia County as ranking 2nd in the state in poverty for populations over 100,000, with 10% of the total households with annual incomes below $10,000 and 43% with incomes below $35,000.”,%20final.pdf

    That is still to be update in the coming year from what I understand, but it hasn’t changed much, upwards or downwards. Saying there is ‘plenty of opportunity in Pensacola’ is a joke.

  10. rob on November 5th, 2012 11:02 am

    Yep. So long Jane, if you feel there are no opportunities here. Hospitals, Navy Federal, etc.

    There is a lot of employment out there as long as you have what is needed.

  11. JD on November 5th, 2012 7:55 am

    @ Jane. Not sure if you know, but there is a small credit union out in Beulah Called Navy Federal. They employ, oh, about 3k people right now with close to 6k more jobs coming in the next 5-6 years with pay starting in the same area as Ingalls. Pensacola has opportunities. West Corporation hires people daily. Regions and American Water also do a lot of hiring for their call centers. The reason you have said it multiple times and you are saying it again is because you are incorrect and nobody is listening to you. Pensacola is on the upward curve. Ashton Hayward has brought about a Renaissance in Pensacola. Downtown is flourishing, we now have a great Double A baseball team that also employs a lot of people. Change is coming, promise is coming. No need to relocate people.

  12. Jane on November 5th, 2012 5:06 am

    I have said it before…if you want a good paying job Pensacola is not the place to find it. Relocate!!!

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