OK Boomer: What Today’s Young Shipyard Workers Want


In the battle to woo skilled employees, tech companies have long offered unusual perks: foosball tables, free food, yoga classes, and more recently, the option to work remotely. But what does the Gen-Z shipyard worker want?

Well, chicken sandwiches and wireless internet access, to start. That’s according to Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson whose 11,500 workers in Pascagoula, Mississippi, build U.S. Navy destroyers, amphibious assault ships, and amphibious transport docks.

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