While the recreational boating industry has seen consistent growth over the last seven years, marine businesses continue to struggle to fill many open jobs. Our goal is to connect you with resources available from across the country to help you fill these open positions.


Types of Resources

Best Practices

Navigate the best hiring and retention practices across the marine industry. Learn More >

Boating Programs & State Resources

Interactive map with training programs & job opportunities across the country. Learn More >


Learn more about opportunites to find talent or implement a worforce plan. Learn More >


How federal & state policy decisions impact the expansion of workforce opportunites. Learn More >.


Best Practices (Back to top)

NMMA Workforce Reference Guide | NMMA's guide to navigating proven hiring and retention practices used within the recreational boating industry.

NMMA Workforce Reference Guide PDF

10+1 STRATEGY | An instructive document designed to help solve the workforce challenges currently facing the marine industry.

Marine Workforce Guide

SALTY JOBS | A new educational video series from the Marine Industries Association of South Florida that showcases a wide range of jobs associated with the marine industry to local schools, workforce agencies, and the public.



Boating Jobs and Resources (Back to top)

Explore | Click on the map below to see what resources are available to find and promote career opportunities in your state.



Events (Back to top)

Boating Career Days | Building on a successful two-year pilot program, NMMA will host a series of Career Days at select NMMA Progressive Insurance boat and sportshows around the country.

Have a job opening that you would like to include at a Career Day? Would you like to be involved in the Career Day show events? Please contact Yazzmyne Lopez at [email protected] with your job or interest details. 




Advocacy (Back to top)

NMMA Advocacy | Learn how NMMA's advocacy team is working to advance workforce development at both the federal and state levels.