Edison Chouest Offshore, a marine transportation company, will hold a job fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Fletcher Technical Community College campus in Houma.
The Chouest La Ship facility plans to hire 250 to 500 skilled employees in the next six to eight months. La Ship ultimately will employ 1,000 skilled workers.
The event is supported by LED FastStart, the state’s workforce development program.
The job fair seeks applicants with two to five years of shipyard experience interested in skilled hourly positions at Chouest’s La Ship shipyard in Houma. The event is targeting structural flux arc welders, pipefitters, ship fitters, electricians and carpenters. Starting wages range from $15 an hour to $20 an hour. Work shifts are 10 hours.
Applicants will be required to pass a drug screening and background check.
Edison Chouest Offshore operates more than 200 vessels, ranging from 87 feet to more than 360 feet in length.