USA: Port of Long Beach Development Projects Create 5,000 New Jobs
Port of Long Beach modernization projects created 5,166 new construction-related jobs in the region in 2012, mainly linked to the award of contracts for the design and building of the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement and an ongoing terminal makeover.
In 2012, the Port awarded a $650 million design-build contract for the bridge project and major contracts for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Program.
“The creation of more than 5,000 new jobs is welcome news for Southern California,” said Susan E. Anderson Wise, President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. “Keep in mind that these projects are modernizing our Port in order for us to stay competitive and remain a reliable economic resource that supports hundreds of thousands of permanent trade-related jobs.”
Press Release, April 19, 2013