Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) issued the following statement Wednesday after the announcement that Ports America will open a regional office in Chandler, creating 200 new jobs:
“Ports America’s announcement today is wonderful news for Arizona’s 5th District. I am not only excited about the number of jobs coming to Chandler, but the quality of them as well. As our nation continues to struggle with high unemployment, it is encouraging to see positive steps taken toward stimulating the economy. Ports America will be a great addition to our community and is further proof that Arizona provides a business-friendly tradition.”
NOTE: Ports America is headquartered in New Jersey, and is the largest independent marine terminal operator in North America. Ports America employs more than 12,000 people each day at its operations.