Edison Chouest Offshore to hold job fair

Edison Chouest Offshore, a marine transportation company, will conduct a job fair on Nov. 16 at South Central Louisiana Technical College’s campus in Thibodaux.

LED FastStart, the state’s work force development program, will help manage the event.

Skilled hourly workers are being sought for Edison Chouest Offshore’s La Ship shipyard in Houma. The event targets two to five years of shipyard experience for structural flux arc welders, pipe fitters, ship fitters, electricians and carpenters. Starting wages range from $15 an hour to $20 an hour. Work shifts are 10 hours.

The Chouest La Ship facility plans to hire 250 to 500 skilled employees in the next six to eight months. La Ship in Houma, ultimately will employ 1,000 skilled workers.