We’ve got jobs in the harbor, but how many are there?
As of December 6, 2018, there were 1,053 jobs in operation in the Harbor Freight and Salvage division.
This number is significantly lower than the 3,200 positions in operation as of December 3, 2018.
The average monthly wage in Harbor Freights and Salvages is $10,715.
The average monthly salary is $24,921.
This figure includes both hourly and commission pay.
According to a 2017 report by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, there are over 7,000 dockworkers and workers employed at the ports of New Jersey and New York.
The majority of Harbor Freighters and Salvators work for Port Authority, with the rest working for the Port of New Orleans.
The Port of Louisiana and the Port, in turn, employ a portion of the Harbor Workers.
The New York State Department of Labor and Industry and the Harbor Trucking Association, a union representing dockworkers, have worked together to improve the state’s hiring process for dockworkers.
The State Department also has offered incentives for employers to hire Harbor Workers, such as $5,000 annual pay raises, $5.5 million in federal tax credits, and up to $20,000 in incentives to recruit Harbor Workers into the workforce.
As of December 5, 2018 , the Harbor workers received the $5 million incentive.
The Port of LA offered a $1 million bonus to Harbor Workers in 2018.
According a 2017 survey of more than 2,000 employers by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, nearly two-thirds of Harbor Workers are employed in New York, New Jersey or Florida.
The International Brotherhood also says that Harbor Workers can expect to receive about $5 for every $1 they earn.