THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

Press Release Article


STATEMENT BY PORT AUTHORITY ON HIRING ISSUES IN THE PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

Date: Nov 21, 2013
Press Release Number: 125-2013

"The Port Authority remains committed to building upon the hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity that the Port of New York and New Jersey provides to this region. To that end, the Port Authority has continued important dialogue with the industry and the Waterfront Commission regarding the hiring of additional employees in the harbor. The Waterfront Commission has agreed to postpone its November 25 hearing until early December and we are pleased with its continued willingness to reach an equitable resolution of this matter."

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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.