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Hiring Centers

PMTA-ILA Hiring Centers

The PMTA and ILA Locals in the Ports of the Delaware River jointly operate Hiring Centers where Longshoremen seeking employment on any given day make themselves available for work opportunities.

ILA Memorial Hall,  3001 S. Front Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19148    Get Directions
Main Number ~ 215-463-8550
Hiring Orders Tape ~ 215-463-8552
Facsimile Machine ~ 215-463-9750

ILA Local 1694 Union Hall,  200 S. Claymont Street,  Wilmington, DE  19801    Get Directions
Main Number ~ 302-655-6572
Hiring Orders Tape ~ 302-652-5263
Facsimile Machine ~ 302-652-2309

Automated Hiring System

The PMTA maintains an Automated Hiring System that gives employers and labor computer access to the daily hires. Orders are placed on the Automated System on a daily basis for the next day work orders. The day of the work, the dispatchers at the hiring centers open the work orders and fill them out. Members of the PMTA are given access to the system by the PMTA. It is the eventual goal of this system to have a completely telephonic hiring system so employees will know their job assignments the night before and would no longer be required to make themselves available in person for daily hires.

TWIC Information

The TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) is a certification administered in the United States by the Transportation Security Administration. In order to work on a dock, you first have to obtain this certification. To get a TWIC card, schedule an appointment with a UES Enrollment Center and bring all of your identifying documents to the appointment. The current cost to apply for a TWIC card is $129.75. Residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware can apply or reapply for a TWIC card at the following locations:

Philadelphia Regional Port 3460 N. Delaware Avenue, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19134 (Monday thru Friday  8 AM – 12 PM  12:30 PM – 4:00 PM)

535 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 101, Fort Washington, PA 19034-3305 (Monday thru Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Lakeside Professional Campus, 190 N. Evergreen Avenue, Suite 101, Woodbury, NJ 08096-1862 (Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM  1:00 PM – 4:30 PM)

American Driver Training Academy, 19B Davidson Lane, Building 3, New Castle, DE 19720 (Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

For information about pre-enrollment, making an enrollment center appointment and frequently asked questions, please go to https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic or call 1-855-347-8371