The Guy up by Gene's Lounge is Thomas aka BoatJob1 on the PFF. He got me my job out in the oil Industry 3 years ago. Lot of company's are still hiring. They are having new builds come out all the time.
+1 on Tom aka: Boatjob1. He got my brother back to work and off my couch after going through a similiar situation a few years back.
If you need some quick cash go down to Allen Williams docks and sign on to a commercial fishing boat. This time of the year it's good fishing if you don't get seasick. It's tough work but they pay you after each trip usually in cash.