Ben Bowden has over 30 years of experience aiding marine and maritime workers with the guidance needed following an injury or career change. If you are attempting to return to work following an injury or employment matter, these links may help you locate jobs within your permanent physical restrictions.

Mississippi Maritime Association

The Mississippi Maritime Association (MMA) represents the interests of the state’s maritime industry, serving as an advocate and information hub. Their website details maritime job openings, training programs specific to the industry, and news impacting the local maritime community. Some job titles they post openings for include deckhands, engineers, port workers, boat operators, shipbuilders, and more. The MMA also spotlights maritime training programs offered nationwide by community colleges, universities, and private providers. Following the Mississippi Maritime Association online or subscribing to their newsletter is a great way to stay on top of what’s happening in the industry.


Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Those exploring maritime careers can also utilize the Mississippi Department of Employment Security resources. The state employment department has brick-and-mortar offices as well as an online job board listing openings across many industries, including maritime jobs.In addition to job searching services, they also offer skills training referrals and even unemployment support if you ever lose a maritime job. Stop into a local office for guidance from job counselors familiar with Mississippi’s maritime employers.


Seafarers International Union

Job seekers interested in maritime work can also turn to the Seafarers International Union (SIU). This labor union represents maritime workers across the country and works closely with companies operating huge ships, tugs, and barges. The SIU operates their own training academies for maritime careers, offers job search services, and even provides legal services for dues-paying members. In addition to advocating for worker rights, they ensure safe operations and fairness for seafaring professionals. As you navigate maritime job opportunities in Mississippi, be sure to use these handy resources to find openings, further your training, and advocate for maritime workers. Reach out to connect with any questions about getting started.


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gCaptain is the world's leading maritime and offshore website that provides quality news and builds a community for maritime professionals. Since 2007, gCaptain has provided a place for maritime workers to seek employment opportunities, so if you are looking for work, visit their website.


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WorkBoat provides the latest news and information about the U.S. WorkBoat industry. The site includes articles and blogs on the latest hot topics along with employment information. The commercial marine industry's top employers post new job listings on WorkBoat helping you find employment.


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