CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Shipyard career opportunities abound, and Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is looking for people to take advantage of those opportunities.

Representatives from departments throughout the shipyard will be at a career fair at the Chesapeake Conference Center on March 24.

The conference center is located at 700 Conference Center Drive. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will emphasize career opportunities in the production skill trades, including positions for experienced pipefitters, marine machinery mechanics, shipwrights, scaffold builders, and riggers.

Because Congress granted temporary Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for some occupations at NNSY, the shipyard has the ability to shorten the hiring process for certain positions.

Anyone interested in applying should bring several copies of their resumes to the career fair and be prepared to be interviewed.

For additional information, call (757) 396-9550. People also can request information and send resumes to a hiring manager via email.

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