A new job program and portal has launched in the US. This platform, called Military to Maritime, plans to bring veterans from their military jobs to jobs on the seas while still keeping them involved in American interests.
The company plans to keep wages on par for family-sized payments, so the vet can easily pay their bills. Each job on this platform is involved with ship building and other maritime occupations. Shipworkers can post jobs to the site, and veterans will be able to easily respond and get in touch quickly.
“The Jones Act is a de facto layer of our national security. U.S. shipyards build, repair, maintain and modernize the largest and most sophisticated Navy and Coast Guard vessels in the world, and do the same for the nation’s 40,000 commercial vessels. The U.S. military, the most powerful military in the world, relies on U.S. flag vessels crewed by U.S. civilian mariners,” said Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. “As part of our coordinated effort across the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the commercial maritime industry, the Maritime Administration is working to make it easier for transitioning veterans to obtain their mariner credentials based on their service experience. In addition, MARAD supports all educational and training resources to support veterans as they transition from the military into a new, fulfilling career as a licensed mariner.”
These ships will mostly be used by the Navy and other military sectors.
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