Navy yard, bases not greatly affected by hiring freeze

Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun , KING BREMERTON, Wash. — President Trump’s federal hiring freeze has not burdened the Kitsap Navy. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, after a pause, went right back to hiring, and hasn’t caught up to other programs. The freeze was imposed on Jan. 23 for roughly 90 days for the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management to develop a […] Read more »

Shipyard flush with workers, but experience hard to find

By Ed Friedrich of the Kitsap Sun Some 4,000 hopefuls flood with resumés whenever Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility announces “helper” opportunities. If only candidates for higher-level jobs were so plentiful. The shipyard workforce has spiked with the influx of the trainees, from 10,898 at the beginning of 2014 to 13,428 in March, a 23 percent increase. The Navy advertised for […] Read more »

PSNS to hire more than 1,000 helper trainees: Staffing shortfalls could hamper work

The Kitsap Sun  – Ed Friedrich BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility announced Thursday it will hire 1,073 helper trainees in all trades. The job announcement will be posted at Monday morning and taken down Wednesday night, said shipyard spokeswoman Mary Ann Mascianica. Starting pay is $15.11 an hour. The shipyard workforce never returned to full strength after a hiring freeze Jan. […] Read more »