Monthly Archives: December 2019

Manufacturing and Light Industrial Companies Struggle to Fill Jobs

Nearly every industry is feeling the effects of the widespread talent shortage on some level, but some far more acutely than others. Despite producing 11.6% of the US economic output last year, 89% of manufacturers report that they continually cannot fill all of their job openings, according to a recent study from SCORE.  Manufacturing and [...]

2020-01-02T16:49:35-05:00December 31st, 2019|

Meet Portsmouth Trainer William Askew

Will is going to be celebrating his first year at Tidewater Staffing at the Portsmouth location. He truly admires the work that he does every single day.  While working for Tidewater Staffing, Will has had an abundance of experiences which have molded him to be the outstanding character that he is today. Will teaches the general orientation classes, he makes sure that everyone is well informed and trained about Fire Prevention, and he teaches the associates about safety in the shipyards.

2019-12-28T14:50:40-05:00December 27th, 2019|

Accounting Assistant Michael Burgess Celebrates 15 Years

Michael, better known as "Mike" in the office is yet another crucial member of the Tidewater Staffing family, as he will be celebrating his 15th year of working here! Mike has a variety of his most memorable moments while working here, so it was hard for him to choose just one. However, he states that one of his most memorable moments includes when Tidewater Staffing transferred from an incredibly small and enclosed space that was divided into two buildings to moving to a brand new and beautiful office building that we work in today.

2019-12-28T14:52:58-05:00December 15th, 2019|

4 Tips to Make Your Shipyard Safer

Workplace safety is a top priority for employers in the ship repair and shipbuilding industry. Any given day presents a varied list of potential hazards, whether it be the risk of falls, heat stress, welding fumes, dangerous equipment, or accidents involving handheld tools. A well-trained, supplied, and aware workforce with established safety practices can greatly reduce the likelihood of violations and injuries. 

2019-12-13T12:42:32-05:00December 3rd, 2019|