The Oakland seaport, airport and real estate operations create 73,000 jobs in Northern California and directly or indirectly support 827,000 jobs nationwide, according to a study commissioned by the port authority.
“The Port of Oakland is a jobs-creating powerhouse, and we wanted to put a human face on the over 73,000 jobs in the region that are powered by the port,” said Pamela Calloway, president of the Oakland Port Commission.
Martin Associates conducted the study, which was based on 2010 data. The port authority generated $671 million in tax revenue and $1.5 billion in wages for 37,116 direct job holders in the region in 2010.
For example, every 1,000 passengers at Oakland International Airport sustain 3.3 airport jobs. Every 1,000 containers handled at the seaport support eight direct jobs.