Portsmouth, an independent city located on the south side of Hampton Roads across from Norfolk, is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a major regional employer. SJS Executives often places industrial and technical workers into professional positions in the Norfolk Navy Yard (another name for this shipyard).
Some recent examples of available positions in Portsmouth included Mechanical Engineers, Naval Architects and Facilities Planners; we currently have an open Facilities Planner position that needs to be filled as soon as possible.
Other major employers in Portsmouth include the US Coast Guard’s mid-Atlantic fleet headquarters, Earl Industries, CDI Marine, the Portsmouth Marine Terminal container yard, the Virginia International Gateway port of entry terminal, the Smithfield of Portsmouth food processing facility, Cintas, Lindab and Crofton Diving Corporation.
If you work in any of the following industries, you will likely find great employment opportunities in Portsmouth: transportation (including maritime, railway and truck transport), logistics and warehousing, international trade, construction, engineering, shipbuilding, manufacturing, machine operators (e.g., forklift drivers) and more. You will also find many healthcare, military/defense and education jobs in the city.
Portsmouth is considered a major job center in Virginia and is favored as a walkable historic community to live in, making it a major draw for out-of-state job seekers who want to both live and work in a place with character.
If you have an interest in moving to Portsmouth for better job opportunities, contact SJS Executives today so we can review your resume together and try to match you to an open position with a quality employer.
Portsmouth employers, if you are experiencing difficulty with sourcing technical and industrial personnel, SJS Executives is here to help you. We focus on filling highly-specialized niche positions for industrial, manufacturing, maritime and transportation organizations, both private and public, and can help you fill vacant positions quickly and efficiently.