Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

THIBODAUX, La. — Edison Chouest Offshore, a diverse and dynamic marine transportation company, will conduct a job fair Friday, Nov. 16 at South Central Louisiana Technical College's campus in Thibodaux from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The job fair will be at 1425 Tiger Drive, and LED FastStart™ – the nation's top-ranked, state workforce development program – will support the event.

The job fair seeks applicants interested in skilled hourly positions at Edison Chouest Offshore's La Ship shipyard in Houma, La. The event targets the following skilled positions (with two to five years of shipyard experience): welders (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.

The Chouest La Ship facility plans to hire 250 to 500 skilled employees in the next six to eight months. Hiring will begin following the job fair, after applicants go through a job-screening and pre-employment assessment process. Applicants will be required to pass a drug screening and background check.

About Edison Chouest Offshore

Founded as Edison Chouest Boat Rental in Galliano, La., in 1960, the Edison Chouest Offshore companies (ECO) are recognized today as the most diverse and dynamic marine transportation solution-providers in the world. ECO operates a growing fleet of more than 200 vessels, ranging from 87 feet to more than 360 feet in length and serving an expanding global customer base. ECO's largest shipyard to date, La Ship in Houma, is an ultra-modern facility that ultimately will employ 1,000 skilled workers. For further information about Edison Chouest Offshore, visit the company's website.