Huntington Ingalls Industries have over 1,900 positions to fill at its Pascagoula, Miss., jobsite and Thursday they will be in the area looking for applicants.

Workforce Escarosa will be hosting a job fair Thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Workforce Escarosa Pensacola One-Stop Center on North L St. in Pensacola.

The global shipbuilder is looking for applicants to fill openings they have for welders, pipefitters, shipfitters, hydraulic and sheetmetal mechanices, mobile crane operators and helpers.

"This is your opportunity to get in front of the HR representatives," said Workforce Escarosa Outreach Representative Brittany Callahan. "They will be here doing interviews and taking applications on site.

"If you look sharp and have a good resume this will be your opportunity to showcase yourself to those who are in the decision making process."

The pay range for these positions is from $13.68 to $23.10 per hour.

Applicants should bring a resume, related credentials or certificates, and a valid driver's license.

If you are prior military, Callahan said you should also bring a copy of your DD214.

Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds, and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, while also providing after-market services for military ships globally.

If you cannot make it to the job fair and wish to apply you can go to the Employ Florida Marketplace website at

"When you go to the website just enter job order number 9720937 and then click apply," Callahan said. "It will take you to a link where you can e-mail your resume to them directly."

Callahan pointed out that there are daily van pools from Pensacola to Pascagoula for those who do not wish to relocate, yet still work at the Huntington Ingalls Industries site.

Huntington Ingalls Industries currently employs over 38,000 throughout the U.S. with its primary sites being located in Virginia and Mississippi.