Oh! Maritime employers recruit at Detroit job fair

Detroit – Johnny McMath, 28, has worked in a variety of work and hospitality roles over the past decade. He is now looking for a new experience.

“I want to see what it’s like to work on a boat…” the Detroit resident said. “Being at sea for a few weeks at a time.”

That desire — and his fiancée’s encouragement — brought McMath to the Detroit Maritime Job Fair on Tuesday, the first the Port Authority of Detroit-Wayne County has held to give Metro Detroit residents better access to jobs on the water. The job fair at 130 Atwater Street was held in a room overlooking the Detroit River and the RiverWalk.

Available positions range from deckhands and pilots to chefs and housekeepers. The six employers who participated in the event were: American Queen Voyages, Seafarers International Union, Nicholson Terminal & Dock Company, American Steamship Company, Evans Distribution Systems and Kuehne + Nagel.

There are many job opportunities in the maritime industry that can take people to the United States, elsewhere in North America and around the world, said Christopher McClain, director of business development for the Port County Authority. Detroit Wayne.

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