Washington’s Maritime industry is big business – $30 billion worth of business! That’s 57,000 jobs that pay an average yearly salary of $70,800 with only 5% requiring a 4 year degree. Consider FOSS Maritime that maintains the largest coastal tug and barge fleet – they employ 1,600 and 1,200 of those jobs don’t require a college education with an average employee income for those jobs of $33/hour! There are community college and apprenticeship training opportunities across Washington – from Bellingham to Spokane and many places in between! Check out all the opportunities here: http://planwashington.org/blog/archive/washington-maritime-industry-examines-workforce-shortages/
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