Land-based job opportunities at port facilities are generally announced by port authorities. These typically include cargo handling, where qualifications are sought in crane operations, forklift operations, warehouse operations, stevedoring, and rail and truck operations for intermodal transport. Port positions also include facilities engineering and maintenance type employment, including electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other trades. Port of Gulfport website.
Depending on the employer and security levels maintained, some positions can require candidates to apply for TWIC, or transportation worker identification card. While some of the nation’s major container and cargo terminals and port authorities announce vacancies on their websites, other port facilities go through the state and city government maintained human resources sites for civil service opportunities.
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