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We’re spreading the word about careers in maritime.

72% of skilled trade workers are over the age of 45. Workers are aging, and when they retire, they will take a vast institutional knowledge with them. There aren’t enough prospects to step into those roles. The maritime industry is competing for the next generation of skilled labor.

The mission of Work the Waterfront is to increase awareness of job opportunities that exist along U.S. shorelines. Through Work the Waterfront, organizations can obtain cost-effective, impactful marketing assets to raise awareness about careers in our industry.

MARITIME JOBS ARE CRITICAL TO OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY


$1.3T

expected value of the shipping and logistics industry by 2023

$37B

economic impact of the shipbuilding industry, with 110,000 direct jobs

$50K+

average salary of a longshore worker

TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP.


Need help getting job seekers in the door?

Every successful business needs effective marketing tools to get customers in the door and we believe attracting job prospects is no different.

Want to support a campaign that supports you back?

When you become a Work The Waterfront partner, you join a coalition of organizations passionate about promoting careers in the maritime industry.

SUPPORTING partners