anyone know of general work on docks
Dock work is considered unskilled labor and those positions are generally filled by West Indian.
the day trip snorkel boats out to Buck Island continually revolved through workers. There are likely to be job openings from time to time at the container/shipping port near Hovensa. Locals are more likely to be hired for those, but you might get lucky if you pursue it hard enough. One of your first stops on the island should be the Department of Labor in Sunny Isles to get signed up and to look through the job advertisements they have. Most local businesses are required to advertise their openings via this office in addition to any other advertising they do to attract applicants.
I see alot of non West Indians working the dock at Gallows Bay, driving HI/LOWS on and off the ships that come in every week.
The OP didn't ask about a particular island. The dock workers I see on STT are West Indian. Perhaps it is different on STX but it is hard for me to believe that there are "alot" of Continentals working the STX docks..
This poster didn't reference STT either only STX. Come on over and take a look for yourself!
I work at St Croix Marina and only see locals at the boat docks. St Croix Marina also has alot of locals working the yard.
Good luck on the job search
I live right across the street from the port and the marina for some time now. Apparently we don't see the same thing, so I guess I have to tell the six guy's, I Know that are not "West Indian" that work the port and I Have breakfast with on Sunday mornings at the Golden Rail, to wear blue shirts on Monday. Just curious, your not West Indian and a new resident of a few months on ST Croix. How did you get a job there?
You have heard the old expression, Right Time/Right Place! Give it a shot ,go to Gallows Bay, there's alot of activity every day and more than one employer. Even the Marina has non West Indians working the yard.
I assume you are both making your evaluation of who's who based on skin color. However, on STX we have many folks from down-island and Puerto Rico who might not be immediately identifiable as "west indian" but are not continentials..
It would probably be more accurate to say that getting a non-skilled dock job is easier for someone who has been here for a while than for someone who has just arrived.
You assumed wrong, That's why I said blue shirts. But good point ( not all is, what it appears to be)!
Hey Linda J,
I get up at 4:30 AM Old Habit, Either you couldn't sleep or were you just getting in?LOL
Linda, I AM making assumptions with what I see at the dock but I work with the labor at St Croix Marina. They are all locals which is what I based my assumptions on.