The Port of Los Angeles is a department of the City
of Los Angeles (Los Angeles
Harbor Department) and directly employs nearly 1000 employees. Port operations and commerce facilitate more than 133,000 jobs (about one in 14) in Los Angeles and 479,000 jobs (or one in 18) in the five-county Southern California region. The San Pedro Bay Ports (ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach) support nearly 1 million California jobs and 2.8 million nationwide.
City of Los Angeles Civil Service Exam Process
As a civil service, equal opportunity
employer, the majority of City of Los Angeles job opportunities require
an applicant to take a competitive civil service examination
for particular job classifications. Successful applicants
are eligible for jobs anywhere in the City of Los Angeles
where a job classification exists based upon the score
achieved on the examination. To learn about civil service examinations for which
applications are being accepted, visit lacity.org
to reach the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department.
Applications for civil service examinations are available
from both the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department and Port of Los
Angeles. The Port's Human Resources Division may accept applications for examinations
and forward them to the Personnel Department. For more information about Port of Los Angeles employment
opportunities, contact the Human Resources Division
at (310) 732-3480.
Various independent terminal
operators, shipping and cruise lines, and service
providers do business in and around the Port of Los Angeles. Visit the Pacific Martime Association website for a list of member companies: pmanet.org/member-companies
Port development construction activity is often contracted
out through a competitive bid process. Jobs associated
with these contracts are generally union jobs and information
on employment opportunities should be sought directly
from these on-site contractors.
Longshore Job Opportunities
Another source of information on job opportunities
is the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)
Local 13, which provides labor for cargo-handling operations
on the docks. For more informaiton, visit the ILWU13 website at ilwu13.com or call (310) 830-1130
for more information.
Harbor Worksource Center/Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Worker Participation
The Harbor Worksource Center is actively providing assistance to Harbor Area residents who are seeking employment in the construction trades. In order to meet the local hire requirements of the PLA, contractors working on Port of Los Angeles construction projects will be looking for qualifying workers from the Harbor Worksource Center. At least 30% of total work hours shall be performed by Local Residents residing within the targeted areas of the City using a two-tier approach. The first tier includes residents within approximately 10 miles of the Port, and the second tier includes residents of high unemployment zip codes throughout the remainder of the City of Los Angeles. For more information contact:
Harbor Worksource Center
1851 N. Gaffey Street, Suite F
San Pedro, CA 90731