Port of Port Angeles Aims to Retain and Grow Jobs Amid Pandemic

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Port Angeles is committed to expanding jobs in Clallam County during the pandemic and is working with employees and customers to make sure social distancing and sanitation practices are adhered to.

“In these uncertain times, the Port recognizes its vital role in creating and sustaining family wage jobs in Clallam County,” said Port Executive Director Karen Goschen. “After implementing new safety protocols, the port is moving forward with several projects and initiatives to retain jobs and to bring new economic growth to our region. We hope these efforts will help ease the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community and region.”

Projects include maintenance dredging to accommodate larger ships coming to the port’s cargo terminal, starting survey work related to the log yard stormwater control and treatment system, and supporting the domestic forest product sector by permitting and designing improvements to the cofferdam barge facilities.

By Sarah Spangler