One of the major employers in the Hampton Roads region is the Port of Virginia. The Port of Virginia consists of four marine terminals plus an additional container transfer site; these facilities are distributed across Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News.
According to VirginiaBusiness.com, the Port of Virginia had a record month in May 2015, processing 13% more cargo than the year before. The Port is continuously beating its own records.
This increase in transaction volume means one thing: the harbor of Hampton Roads needs more technical workers well versed in logistics, warehouse operations, heavy equipment and forklift operations, cargo handling, marine vessel maintenance and much more.
Other major Hampton Roads employers include Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (Newport News Shipbuilding), Norfolk Naval Shipyard, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair (Norshipco), Measurement Specialties, Inc., Canon Virginia, Inc., Stihl, Inc. and many, many more. As you can see from these examples, the Hampton Roads region boasts a robust economy with a major emphasis on shipbuilding, logistics, transportation and maritime industries.
If you are interested in relocating to the Hampton Roads area, some of the benefits of living in this area include quality schools (including multiple great options for higher education, like the College of William & Mary, Old Dominion University, Hampton University, & Christopher Newport University), safe communities, reasonable cost of living and fast access to beaches and historic locations for leisure time activities.
Some of the Harbor of Hampton Roads-area technical jobs SJS Executives currently has available for you now (at the time this post was uploaded in June 2015) include four-year degreed professional positions like Planner, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Program Manager V, and Skilled Trade positions like HVAC Tech, Electrician, Plumber/Pipefitter, but this list is not exhaustive.
Please visit SJS Executives Job Openings page today to view all of our Hampton Roads-area job opportunities that might be suitable for you and your unique technical or industrial skill set.