Jan. 21, 2015
Locally, logistic jobs increased and dockworker pay surged as businesses throughout the United States ordered more products from Asia to meet growing demand at home. Cargo volumes at the neighboring ports climbed nearly 4% from 2013 to 15.2 million container units, making 2014 the third-busiest year on record, behind only 2006 and 2007.
Dec. 16, 2014
A labor dispute is apparently delaying American potato shipments at American West Coast ports, thereby limiting supplies in Japan. Labor disputes have resulted in protests in ports in California and the Pacific Northwest over the past couple years.
Nov. 13, 2014
Truck drivers who work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach walked off the job Thursday to protest two trucking firms they accuse of wage theft, according to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which organized the action.
Aug. 26, 2014
Amazon is hiring for 200 more permanent jobs in its Tracy distribution center, according to KCRA-TV Channel 3.
Aug. 7, 2014
In-state businesses shipped merchandise valued at $15.77 billion in June, up 3.5 percent from $15.23 billion in June 2013, according to an analysis of Wednesday’s U.S. Commerce Department figures by Beacon Economics, a consulting firm with Bay Area and Los Angeles offices.