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Newport News Shipbuilding has partnered with the city to provide training and jobs for people in the southeast community of the city.
The partnership will offer training through the Hampton Roads region’s Maritime Trades Training Program and provide wrap-around services to support trainees.
Those who successfully complete the program will be offered employment with Newport News Shipbuilding at a starting pay of around $19 per hour.
“There are a lot of people in the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood, who based on the work that has been done there that are in need good and stable employment, and the shipyard has a need for a significant number of employees over the next five years,” said Tom Cosgrove, manager of corporate citizenship and government relations for Newport News Shipbuilding. “It’s a win-win situation for the city, for the shipyard, for the residents to really be able to do something good to provide jobs and some really unique opportunities.”