Date: Nov 07, 2013
Press Release Number: 112-2013
"As the agency that oversees the largest port complex on the East Coast, our goal is simple: To continue to build on the 280,000 jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity that the Port of New York and New Jersey provides to the region. This week, we had a productive meeting with the Waterfront Commission and the New York Shipping Association over hiring at the port at a time when there is a real need for additional employees on the docks. All parties made a great deal of progress, which when effected, will result in the hiring of hundreds of ILA members in the short term. Though work needs to be done to finalize the agreement, we are optimistic as we continue to work with both parties towards a settlement. All parties agree that the Waterfront Commission was and is not delaying hiring, and applicants are actively being referred and processed. All stakeholders continue to work in a cooperative fashion to put people to work as quickly possible."
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.