Local 29 of the union handles cargo at the Port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and National City Marine Terminal. ILWU memers also assist with cruise ship operations at the Port’s B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and Broadway Pier Terminal.
The port said the recent hiring is a positive sign for both maritime business and the economic strength of the region as a whole region.
Gerald Roiz, Local 29’s president, said the hiring of the new workers comes just in time for the kickoff of the port’s cruise season in September.
“In addition to the current registration of foremen, clerks and members, the hiring of 100 additional workers strengthens Local 29’s numbers, which keeps our customers happy,” he said. “The bigger the numbers, the better the service.”