Next Port Career Fair Seeks To Increase The Number Of Longshoremen
The job fair will take place on Wednesday August 11 of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Employment and Training Center, 3001, rue Front Sud, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148. On-site interviews will be organized. Interested applicants must bring a driver’s license and a social security card.
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Maritime workers are of crucial importance to the Greater Philadelphia Region. Retires, the economic residue caused by COVID-19 and other factors have left ports in dire need of skilled workers responsible for loading and unloading consumables such as automobiles, fruits and cocoa, and other goods entering and shipping. from the port, fueling our global economy. The shortage of skilled workers not only contributes to delaying the loading and unloading of goods, but it also drives up consumer prices as it decreases the amount of goods available for delivery to businesses, industries and consumers.
Depending on the cargo, starting salaries for new longshoremen range from $ 17 To $ 20 one hour. Longshoremen use material handling equipment, such as electric winches, cranes, forklifts and yard tractors; driving automobiles on and off ships or within the marine terminal; transfer freight / intermodal containers from ships to the docks area; climb ladders and gangways in the holds of ships or climb ladders to access work on the bridge; attach slings and lines to the cargo; tie down and secure cargo using hooks, cables, slings or other lifting devices. Other areas of expertise include clerk, checking, cooper, car loading, terminal laborers, warehouse workers, etc.
The career fair is organized by Delaware County Community College, the Philadelphia Marine Trade Association, Philadelphia Works, and the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development. The port of Philadelphia cream is the fastest growing container port North America, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. It generates 54,805 jobs and processes 6.5 million tonnes of goods $ 30.5 billion, including containers, breakbulk, ro-ro and liquid bulk. Together, the ports of Philadelphia cream, Pittsburgh, and Erie move more than 67 million tonnes of goods and provide an economic benefit of nearly $ 50 billion to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“With the demand for skilled maritime workers at an all time high, I hope job seekers take advantage of this great opportunity to learn new skills that will position them for success,” said Patrick eiding, President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO.
Laborers and movers of goods / stocks / materials are high priority occupations in Pennsylvania due to the growing need for skilled labor in these career fields. According to the Workforce Information and Analysis Center of the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Labor and Industry, more than 13,000 workers will be needed in this industry by 2028.
About Delaware County Community College:
Founded in 1967, Delaware County Community College serves over 19,000 credited and uncredited students across its seven locations in Delaware and Chester counties and through its online education and training programs. The College offers more than 50 associate degrees and 35 certificate programs.
About the Philadelphia Marine Trade Association:
With over 60 years of service to the Delaware River port community, the Philadelphia Marine Trade Association was incorporated in 1947; its goal, to promote the interest of the ports of Delaware, Southern New Jersey, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Ports of the Delaware River Marine Trade Association (PMTA) now represents all employers of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) operating in Delaware River facilities.
About the Collegial Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development:
The Collegial Consortium for Labor and Economic Development is a non-profit organization that is a partnership of Drexel University and five community colleges in the region: Philadelphia Community College, Delaware County Community College, Bucks County Community College, Montgomery County Community College, as good as Camden County College in New Jersey. CCFED offers businesses and industry a comprehensive and coordinated approach to develop a highly skilled workforce for the region.
About Philadelphia Works:
Philadelphia Works, Inc., the city’s Workforce Development Council, is a quasi-public, non-profit organization serving employers and connecting job seekers with employment and training opportunities. . We invest public resources in a variety of workforce solutions that drive economic growth, influence public workforce policies, and optimize funding and resources to build a skilled workforce. and prosperous.
Contact: Anthony twyman
Director, Government and Public Relations
W: 610-325-2816; C: 610-425-0805
SOURCE Philadelphia Works