The West in Want of Workers: Oakland's Port Labor Shortage & The Supply Chain
JULY 15, 2015
West Coast ports are starting to improve congestion issues, but Oakland faces a potentially disastrous labor shortage that threatens to slow progress. Oakland’s Labor Dilemma. Oakland has seen a rise in container volumes starting in March as shippers began moving back to West Coast ports. Small businesses around the Bay Area have expressed their concern over the matter, as delayed or stagnant cargo means there isn’t enough business to keep operations going.