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Port of Oakland launches hotline, live chat, and office hours

Press Releases, Seaport
December 15th, 2015

Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 15, 2015

Port of Oakland launches hotline, live chat, and office hours

New outreach programs for greater community engagement

Oakland, CA - December 15, 2015: Today the Port of Oakland launched a new toll-free telephone hotline, Web site live chat, and office hours in East and West Oakland. This new outreach program called, "Meet the Port" provides the public access and engagement with the Port.

"Our hotline, live chat, and office hours are staffed by Port employees trained to provide information and gather feedback about anything Port-related," said Port of Oakland Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe. "We also provide resources, referrals and the latest updates about doing business and working with the Port."

The Port's toll-free telephone hotline: 1-844-OAKPORT (1-844-645-7678). The hotline will be answered by a Port employee Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hotline can be used by the public for Port-related questions. The Port has a live chat feature on its Web site: www.portofoakland.com available Monday through Friday at the same time.

The Port of Oakland today holds office hours in West Oakland. The West Oakland office is located at the West Oakland Jobs Resource Center, 1801 Adeline St. Office hours will be held during the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The East Oakland office is located at Cypress Mandela Training Center, 977 66th Ave. Office hours in East Oakland will be held during the second Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drops-ins are welcome.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.

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Contact:

Robert Bernardo,
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401

Marilyn Sandifur,
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193