NASSCO Hiring Hundreds Starting Friday as Shipbuilding Ramps Up

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A ship under construction at NASSCO in Barrio Logan. Courtesy of NASSCO

The giant NASSCO shipyard in Barrio Logan plans to hire 800 to 1,000 new employees over the next year, and will hold the first of a series of career fairs on Friday.

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NASSCO said it needs welders, shipfitters and other employees as it ramps up production of specialized Navy vessels and civilian cargo ships.

The company has a $3 billion contract to build six fleet oilers for the Navy, as well as contracts for expeditionary sea base vessels.

The General Dynamics subsidiary will be interviewing prospective employees from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at San Diego City College’s Arts and Humanities Building, located at 16th and C Streets downtown.

Employees who are new to shipbuilding will be able to take advantage of a company-paid, eight-week training program.

Company officials advised job seekers to apply in advance at

NASSCO is the only major shipyard on the West Coast designing, constructing and repairing ships for the Navy and commercial customers. In the past decade, NASSCO has delivered more than 30 ocean-going ships.

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