PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk Naval Shipyard will host a career fair at Tidewater Community College's Portsmouth campus on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The campus is located at 120 Campus Drive in Portsmouth.

The shipyard is looking to hire more than 1,000 employees during the next 12 months. Attendees are encouraged to have copies of their resumes at the event and also be prepared to interview.

The fair will emphasize career opportunities in the production skill trades.

Federal employment benefits include health and life insurance, 10 paid holidays annually, vacation and sick days accrued annually.

Representatives from major departments throughout the shipyard will be at the event to meet with prospective employees and answer questions.

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