Infrastructure Spending To Create Thousands Of Port Jobs

LONG BEACH (CBS) — Thousands of jobs are coming to Southern California’s waterfront thanks to billions of dollars in infrastructure projects.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports job opportunities are finally beginning to shake loose in Long beach and San Pedro.

Port authorities say future infrastructure projects include a replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge and redevelopment of piers in the Middle Harbor.

“Construction has been one of the weaker sectors, and this is going to put a lot of people back to work,” said Art Wong of the Port of Long Beach.

“There will be more jobs for longshoremen and truckers and warehouse people throughout the region,” Wong added.

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  1. TT says:

    Thats the kind of new we WANT to hear !!! Awsome🙂

    1. Saber 1 says:

      Get rid of the worthless Longshoreman’s union and it will succeed. They work for four hours and get paid for eight, that is why our goods are so high. I know one guy who takes a day off during each week and he gets paid for it, where else can you do that besides that worthless bottom feeding union?.

  2. Who's Watching says:

    Billions of our tax dollars. So who has oversight of the contractors, to reduce fraud and make sure the jobs go to US citizens?

    1. TT says:

      That is a good question – lets hope this is handled in an appropriate manor – we have alot of people here in Ca out of work, and if jobs are available – lets hope things are done right, so the families that need help(work) get it…..

    2. Cheese_Wonton says:

      Cargo infrastructure is funded by a fee charged to port users, so port improvements are largely self funded. There are Federal programs to charge fees to users of frieght infrastructure, such as port highways, that exist to generate funding from port users who do not have real estate in the port but who benefit from it’s operation.
      Regarding the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement, funding includes $500 million from the state, $300 million from the federal government, $114 million from the Long Beach Harbor Department and $28 million from the county.

  3. wilfredo says:

    where do i apply?

    1. Saber 1 says:

      At the worthless Longshoreman’s union hall.

  4. Terri Carr says:

    Great news. Hopefully construction begins like NOW!!

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