Date: Apr 23, 2014
Press Release Number: 82-2014
"We need to support the men and women who sacrificed and served with distinction in the Armed Forces. That's why it's critical that the New York Shipping Association and the International Longshoremen's Association live up to their collective bargaining agreement and work cooperatively with the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor to recruit and hire veterans for the hundreds of high-paying jobs available in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority has an extensive outreach and recruitment effort for veterans, and has hired 28 in the past year for jobs with the Port Authority Police Department. We strongly believe those responsible for hiring on the docks should follow our lead and put these brave men and women to work as quickly as 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.