NEW “JobsPORTfolio” BROCHURE FROM PORT OF LOS ANGELES AIMS TO EDUCATE PUBLIC, POLICYMAKERS ABOUT JOB CREATION THROUGH PORT DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — February 5, 2009 — The Port of Los Angeles has created an informative “JobsPORTfolio” brochure to illustrate how development projects and global trade at the nation’s number one container port help fuel jobs and economic activity throughout the City of Los Angeles, the Southern California region and beyond.
The brochure includes an overview of construction and full-time permanent jobs connected to 10 current and proposed projects within the Port’s 10-year capital improvement program. It also shows the estimated value of cargo and the number of jobs the port facilitates in every Los Angeles Council District, and provides a breakdown of the 919,800 “port industry” and “port user” jobs throughout the Southern California region.
“With one out of every eight jobs in Southern California connected in some way to operations or trade through the Port of Los Angeles, we created our JobsPORTfolio brochure to underscore our value as a vital engine for job creation,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. “Today, ports are dynamic entities that fuel a growing number of industries, from traditional goods movement, to tourism, to emerging “clean technology” businesses. Los Angeles is in a great position to deliver that ‘Ports Deliver Prosperity’ message as our policymakers look at long-term investments that will strengthen our nation’s economic footing for decades to come.”
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The Port of Los Angeles, also known as “America’s Port,” has a strong commitment to developing innovative, strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy and the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. A recipient of numerous environmental awards, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 Clean Air Excellence Award, the Port of Los Angeles is committed to innovating cleaner, greener ways of doing business. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,800 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. The Port of Los Angeles - A cleaner port. A brighter future.