Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for July 14, 2017

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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
Last month the new administration revealed plans for a renewed emphasis on workforce development, announcing an initiative to expand apprenticeship programs into nontraditional industries in an effort to fill a record level of open jobs and draw back millions of Americans who have left the workforce.

The maritime industry is one that continues to benefit from apprenticeship programs, and most training programs include an at-sea apprenticeship.

In a press conference at the White House, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta gave an overview of the President’s plans and took some questions from the press.

Acosta noted that there are currently 6 million job openings in the United States – the highest number of job vacancies ever…
Friday, July 14, 2017
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Story1Long Beach Container Volumes Up
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Long Beach posted its second-best June in history, moving 658,727 TEUs this month for a growth of 9 percent year over year, according to the port’s latest numbers…(Read full article)
Story2Oakland Import Record
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Oakland this week boasted best-ever import numbers for June, surpassing a record June set 11 years ago, according to the port’s most recent statistics….(Read full article)
Story3Everett Seeks Marina’s Assets
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Everett is in the midst of trying to acquire assets related to Marina Village… 
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Story4San Diego Pilot Projects
By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of San Diego will be funding four pilot projects aimed at developing local businesses focused on aquaculture and blue technology…. 
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