MARINETTE – The
Marinette Marine shipyard is planning to add 200 jobs over the
next six months.
According to the company, the U.S. Navy has issued a contract to
Lockheed Martin to build two combat ships at the shipyard,
allowing the company to hire for 200 positions.
About 100 of the jobs would be for electricians, pipe fitters,
welders and other jobs in the skilled trades. Another 100 jobs
would be for unskilled laborers, with some mechanical knowledge,
who hope to receive workplace training at the shipyard.
In addition, the Marinette-based shipyard is planning to hire
about 100 people a year to replace older employees who are
The pair of ships are part of a larger 10-ship contract approved
in December 2010. The two most recent vessels are the seventh
and eighth in that contract.