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Old 07-04-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If I were in the warehousing business and contemplating a move to New Orleans, I'd start here:

:: ILA 3000 | NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER | LONGSHOREMEN's UNION ::

That's the Longshoreman's Union and they are active in every wharf along the river. It's hard to break into and can take years to become a steady job, but in the end it would be worth it as New Orleans is one of the nation's busiest ports.

And, it's not the only port within driving distance either. In fact, they are up the river as far as Baton Rouge, downstream to at least Pilot Town, on the Gulf (Port Fourchon) and inland in places like New Iberia and Terrebonne Parish.

Last edited by stillkit; 07-04-2010 at 12:30 PM.. Reason: additional info
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Just to let you know that next May the AIA is having the convention in N.O and we could not wait to sign up. Hope to bring you some tourist dollars then. God bless.
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Sikeston, MO
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Just to throw it out there, the Port Of South Louisiana (centered near Laplace) was listed as the biggest port in the country according to one source I saw.

The perception about New Orleans being affected by the spill isn't helped by every other news story (television or print) lists New Orleans on the byline.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Just to throw it out there, the Port Of South Louisiana (centered near Laplace) was listed as the biggest port in the country according to one source I saw.

The perception about New Orleans being affected by the spill isn't helped by every other news story (television or print) lists New Orleans on the byline.
That's because the reporters are laid up in some high dollar French Quarter hotel. Ever notice that they do most of their reporting from the levee in front of Jackson Square?

Boy...what a tough job!
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:02 AM
 
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It's going to come up the river stuck to the ships. They put booms around the intake to our water supply "just in case". They filter for hydrocarbons, but if the system gets over run...I don't really put too much trust in our water board after they stopped putting fluoride in the water after Katrina (couldn't find a supplier?) I don't mind not being flourinated, they just didn't mention it until a year later. The oil is in Pontchartrain, now.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:08 AM
 
Location: southern california
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compared to the 20 million spill of illegals on the job market, the oil spill is guna affect you alot less if you are looking for a warehouse job in NO.
signed
a former resident
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: In the real world!
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I'd stay out of Louisiana due to the oil spill. This is going to get a lot worse before.... I think it is only going to get worse and worse. Tar balls are already in Lake Ponchatrain.. I live here and I LOVE it here but I am starting to think it is time to look at moving out of here. I strongly suggest you wait 6 months and see what is happening then. I'd rather be safe than sorry...

Now I'll duck while the bash me for saying that.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Nah Laura, it's all good. If it's as bad of a hurricane season as they're predicting and there's too much damage and destruction to my life again, I'm outta here myself. I can't stay. I love it here but I'm not one of the strong ones. I can't go through it again.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:47 PM
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Location: Louisiana
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I can't go any where yet (? if ever). Lots of stuff on the net that, as usual, blows things out of proportion. I don't believe every thing I read and it doesn't matter if its the printed word or the internet. We WILL make it thru this. That is what we do.

But please no hurricanes
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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The river is already full of nasty foul stuff from leaky ships and from run-off. I wouldn't worry about any oil that would be transported into the river on the hulls of ships.
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