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People of the Port Career Fair

Build your future on the waterfront.

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aerial view of Downtown San Diego from the bay.

The People of the Port & You

Whether you’re just starting out or pivoting to your next opportunity, the People of the Port Career Fair can help you connect, learn, and grow. The Port is excited to partner with our tenants to host this inaugural People of the Port Career Fair on Friday, April 7. 

Meet with nearly 40 different organizations from various industries looking for applicants for good paying and rewarding jobs. People of all education, skill, and experience levels are welcome. There is no registration necessary. Spanish speaking volunteers will be available at the event. Together, we can build a beautiful future on the waterfront.



The Agenda 

Set your career up for success and plan to learn valuable skills from industry experts throughout the day. 



10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 

Applying for Government Jobs 

  • Port of San Diego 
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Thriving in Hospitality and Tourism 

  • Loews Coronado Bay Resort 
  • San Diego Convention Center 
  • USS Midway Museum
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 

Working in Government / Public Administration 

  • San Diego Airport Authority (San Diego International Airport) 
  • U.S. Navy
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

Succeeding in Sales and Service 

  • Enterprise Holdings 
  • Safe Harbor Sunroad, Marina 


Discover the Opportunities  

The San Diego waterfront is comprised of a variety of organizations and industries, all offering rewarding job opportunities. Do your research and get to know a few of the organizations you’ll be meeting here.

Organization Name / Industry

  • San Diego Convention Center / Corporation & Event Services, Hospitality
  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina / Hospitality
  • Old Town Trolley Tours & SEAL Tours of San Diego / Tourism & Entertainment
  • Kona Kai Resort & Spa / Hospitality
  • General Dynamics Nassco / Shipbuilding
  • Enterprise Holdings / Transportation & Automotive company
  • Pasha Automotive Services / Automotive 
  • Hyatt Hotels - Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel / Hospitality 
  • Port of San Diego Harbor Police / Public Safety
  • Loews Coronado Bay Resort / Hospitality
  • Flagship Cruises & Events / Tourism & Entertainment
  • Hertz Corporation / Travel Industry
  • H&M Landing Sportfishing / Eco-Tourism
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Public Sector
  • Residence Inn and Springhill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown Bayfront / Hospitality 
  • San Diego Airport Authority (San Diego International Airport) / Transportation & Travel
  • Bartell Hotels / Hospitality
  • Port of San Diego / Public Sector
  • Geppetto's Toys / Retail
  • InterContinental Hotel & Resorts / Hospitality
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership 
  • Crowley / Shipping, logistics, engineering
  • Pacific Maritime Group 
  • Marine Group Boat Works, LLC / Marine retrofit and construction
  • City Cruises / Cruises and events
  • USS Midway Museum / Tourism
  • Continental Maritime of San Diego / Ship Repair
  • Safe Harbor Sunroad, Marina 
  • Austal USA / Maritime
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront / Hospitality
  • Fleet & Family Readiness NAF HR
  • U.S. Navy / Military
  • Del Road, LLC / Hospitality
  • Sunken Seaweed, LLC / Aquaculture
  • Carnitas Snack Shack III, LLC / Hospitality
  • Dole / Transportation & Agriculture

Tips for Success 

Attending the People of the Port Career Fair may be one of the best things you can do for your career. Let us help you make the most from the experience with these helpful tips. 

Tip 1: Bring Supplies 

Bring these helpful documents and information when meeting about potential job opportunities.  

  • Extra copies of your resume 
  • Your pitch 
  • Business cards 
  • Professional portfolio 


Tip 2: Be Confident 

The People of the Port Career Fair will offer you many opportunities to connect and network with recruiters, industry professionals, and peers.  

  • Plan on speaking confidently about what you are looking for as well as your skills, experience, and interests. 
  • Exchange contact information like business cards and connect on professional networking platforms. 


Tip 3: Have an Open Mind 

If you have a shortlist of organizations you want to meet, it's recommended you connect with them first. However, you never know what opportunities await. 

  • Connect and learn about as many people and organizations as you can.  
  • Do not overlook lesser-known organizations.