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Employer Resources

Why Hire a Veteran?

Veterans have unique skills, training and experience that can play a role in supporting the vitally important domestic maritime industry. They are disciplined team players that have unparalleled experience operating under a chain of command while focusing on getting complex and sometimes hazardous jobs done safely, swiftly and effectively.  With this type of mentality and experience, combined with a proven record of mission-focused service, maritime employers often find veterans and active duty military to be exceptional fits for their teams.

Building on the success of the Military to Maritime career fairs occurring from coast to coast, the American Maritime Partnership Military to Maritime digital career platform is designed to connect veterans with career opportunities in the U.S. shipbuilding and maritime industry and provide training and credentialing information on transitioning from the military service to the maritime sector.

Beyond a job board, this digital platform is designed to help make the transition process smoother for veterans. By connecting mission-focused and qualified veterans and active military with careers in the maritime industry, we see it as a win-win for both maritime companies and those veterans that find careers in this vibrant industry.

The American Maritime Partnership encourages the participation of all maritime companies and related industries to support the hiring of veterans. To learn more about how you can join the movement, contact [email protected]

Learn more about veteran hiring at the Department of Labor’s “Hire a Veteran” website. 



Creating an Employer Profile

Below are some frequently asked questions and video tutorials. Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions.

You can register on the employer registration page. Our goal is to connect America’s veterans with companies like yours so they can obtain family-waged jobs in the maritime industry. Once you complete registration, we will review your application and email you if it’s approved so you can begin creating job posts.

Once your account has been approved, you will be able to access Listings & Applications via your “My Account” link on the top right side of your site or the “Post a Job” link under the For Employers menu. From your Listings & Applications page, you will be able to add job listings, as well as see candidate responses.

A maritime job is any position that is somehow connected with seafaring industry, including jobs that both work on ships, in shipyards or in offices that support the maritime industry through research, logistics, security, technology, management, etc.