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Who Works the Rivers: Inland Waterways Career Fair

Posted by May 10, 2017

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© Refocus Photography / Adobe Stock

Employers in the river sector and prospective employees will have a unique opportunity to network with each other on May 24 thanks to a partnership between RiverWorks Discovery and the Inland Marine Expo.

 
RiverWorks Discovery will host the Who Works the Rivers career fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at IMX 2017, in the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis. Who Works the Rivers educates prospective employees on skilled labor jobs available to them in the maritime industry, from nonprofit to military.
 
The career fair is free for prospective employees, and offers them a unique opportunity to interact with potential employers and even take part in some of the tasks that would be a part of these jobs. This event is for adults only (graduating high school seniors or older). Industry experience is valued, but not required.
 
Inland marine highways move commerce to/from 38 states throughout The United States’ heartland, serve as transport ramps to industrial and agricultural centers and facilitate imports/exports at gateway ports to the coasts. Examples of careers that will be represented at this event include:
  • Towboat careers: deckhand, mates, captains, pilots, cooks, mechanical engineers (captains and pilots make over six figures a year)
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Welders
  • Crew dispatchers
  • Logistics
  • Government agencies – USACE and the USCG
  • And more
 
Companies already confirmed include:
  • AEP River Transportation Division,
  • American Commercial Barge Line,
  • Amherst Madison,
  • Artco/ADM,
  • Coast Guard Saint Louis Greater Area,
  • Crounse Corporation,
  • Ingram Barge Company,
  • Marquette Transportation,
  • McNational Inc.,
  • Newt Marine,
  • Seamen’s Church Institute,
  • St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council,
  • TPG Marine,
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – St. Louis District,
  • ST. Louis Admirals R/C Model Boat Club,
  • Americas Central Port,
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College,
  • Mountwest Maritime Academy,
  • Aquarius Marine LLC...
  • Tulsa Port of Catoosa,
  • Heartland Barge,
  • J.F. Brennan Marine,
  • VAA, LLC,
  • and more
 
To register as a career fair attendee for the IMX 2017, visit www.inlandmarineexpo.com. Contact Errin Howard at 513-403-9312 or errin@riverworksdiscovery.org with questions.
United StatesSt. Louis DistrictU.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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