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Infrastructure Spending To Create Thousands Of Port Jobs

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(AP/FILE)

(AP/FILE)

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.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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