International Trade is a vital part of Washington’s economy, with 40% of all jobs in the state tied to the import and export of goods and services – from airplane parts and machinery to food and medicines. Thousands of workers in King County are directly involved in moving these goods, making up an industry broadly referred to as International Trade, Transportation and Logistics (ITTL).
For 20 years, Port Jobs has played a significant role as an intermediary in assisting job seekers and employers in port-related trade, transportation and travel. This study was prepared under contract with SkillUp Washington with funding provided by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. It aims to deepen our understanding of ITTL employment pathways and inform Port Jobs’ next steps efforts to support the Port of Seattle’s Century Agenda and a vibrant Port economy.
Download the report here: Port_Jobs_Final_Report.pdf
Download the report appendices here: Port_Jobs_Final_Report_Appendices.pdf
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