Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to hire 850 helpers; starting pay $15.27; most become apprentices


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BREMERTON, Washington — The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard plans to hire 850 helpers — an entry-level position that allows workers to advance in production trades.

The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/11sTTZU ) this is the third round of hiring in the past year that has already boosted the workforce at the Bremerton shipyard to nearly 12,000.

Starting pay for helpers is $15.27 an hour. They also participate in a development program. About 85 percent of apprentice workers started out as helpers.

Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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