New Sign-On Bonuses for Experienced Welders

Published November 9, 2021

Newport News Shipbuilding is offering $2,500-$5,000 sign-on bonuses for experienced welders. Welders with one to five years of experience can earn a $2,500 sign-on bonus. Welders with six or more years of experience can earn a $5,000 sign-on bonus. In addition, NNS will continue to offer $500 sign-on bonuses to entry-level and welder trainees where no experience is required. Job seekers who apply through until Dec. 31 are eligible for the sign-on bonuses. The sign-on bonuses are for external new hires. Current NNS employees are ineligible.

“The company has a critical need to hire hundreds of welders now and all next year,” said Kelly Fischer, Talent Acquisition manager. “These sign-on bonuses make NNS more competitive and may encourage more experienced welders to relocate to our area.”

Additionally, NNS is now offering $1,000 cash bonus awards to current NNS employees who refer trades candidates, including welders, who are hired. Visit the REFER program resource page at for more information.

Employees are encouraged to share these opportunities. Visit for more information.