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Career fair set for Seattle Boat Show

The Northwest Marine Trade Association is organizing a career fair at the 70th annual Seattle Boat Show.

The Northwest Marine Trade Association is organizing a career fair at the 70th annual Seattle Boat Show on Jan. 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

The event will feature more than 30 local marine-related businesses with about 400 full-time positions available and many seasonal ones. Those who attend the career fair will receive free admission to the boat show for additional networking opportunities.

Participating companies include:

  • Fluid Motion (Ranger Tugs and Cutwater): 15 full-time positions, including assembler, fiberglass laminators and welders
  • Westport Shipyard: 50 full-time positions, including welders, fabricators, plumbers, electricians, mechanical installers and laminators
  • Emerald Harbor Marine: five full-time positions, including boatyard work, marine electronics and electrical
  • West Marine: 25 positions, including sailboat rigging assistants, product specialists, cashiers and sales associates
  • Lake Union Sea Ray: five full-time positions, including mechanics, detailers and sales
  • Seattle Boat Co.: 10 full-time and 40 seasonal positions, including dock attendants, sales assistants, detailers, fork lift operators, service/parts assistants and sales
  • Pacific Fiberglass: five employees, including painters, fiberglass and gelcoat techs
  • Port of Seattle: anticipates filling more than 200 jobs in 2017 in a variety of positions with all types of background and experience requirements.

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and Seattle Central College also will attend.

Click here for a full list of participating companies.

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat opens Jan. 27 and will continue through Feb. 4 at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union.

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