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Port Construction Generates Jobs

March 30, 2011

Construction projects at the Port of Long Beach are expected to generate thousands of jobs in the coming years for workers in the building trades and other fields. The Port is continuing a $4 billion capital improvement project that includes rebuilding terminals and erecting a new bridge.

One project, the Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment's first phase, is governed by a "project-labor agreement" that will seek local workers for at least 30 percent of the construction jobs. For information on apprenticeships and possible training opportunities, workers can contact the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, www.PacificGatewayWorkforce.com or at (562) 570-WORK. and click here for more resources.

Construction work on the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project will not begin until 2012. At the current time the Port and Caltrans are working on the process that will lead to selecting a design-build contractor for the bridge project, but a contractor has not been selected yet.

In addition to the temporary jobs created by construction projects, terminal improvements that increase cargo capacity at the Port of Long Beach also generate jobs in goods movement, logistics and manufacturing in the Southern California economy at large. For more about the Port's projects, click here.

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