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U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage
information

ALABAMA - Montgomery, AL - (334) 242-8859
ALASKA - Juneau, AK - (907) 465-4518
ARIZONA - Phoenix, AZ - (602) 542-3871
ARKANSAS - Little Rock, AR - (501) 682-4500
CALIFORNIA - Sacramento, CA - (916) 262-2160
COLORADO - Denver, CO - (303) 318-8898
CONNECTICUT, Wethersfield,CT, (860) 263-6255
DELAWARE - Wilmington, DE - (302) 761-8052
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - (202) 671-1633
FLORIDA - Tallahassee, FL - (850) 488-1048
GUAM - Tamuning, GU - (671) 475-7062
HAWAII - Honolulu, HI - (808) 586-8996
IDAHO - Boise, ID - (800) 772-2553
ILLINOIS - Chicago, IL - (312) 793-2316
IOWA - Des Moines, IA - (515) 281-0255
KANSAS - Topeka, KS - (785) 296-5058
LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 342-3141
MAINE - Augusta, ME - (207) 287-2271
MARYLAND - Baltimore, MD - (410) 767-2250
MASSACHUSETTS - Boston, MA - (617) 626-6556
MICHIGAN - Detroit, MI - (313) 456-3090
MINNESOTA - St. Paul, MN - (651) 282-2714
MISSISSIPPI - Jackson, MS - (601) 321-6261
MISSOURI - Jefferson City, MO - (573) 751-3609
U.S. Department of Labor - (continued) These are
maintain regional employment, unemployment, wage
information

MONTANA - Helena, MT - (406) 444-2430
NEBRASKA - Lincoln, NE - (402) 471-9964NEVADA -
Carson City, NV - (775) 684-0387
NEW JERSEY - Trenton, NJ 08625 - (609) 292-0099
NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque, NM - (505) 222-4683
NEW YORK - Albany, NY - (518) 457-6369
NORTH CAROLINA - Raleigh, NC - (919) 733-2936
NORTH DAKOTA - Bismarck, ND - (701) 328-2868
OHIO - Columbus, OH - (614) 752-9494
OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City, OK - (405) 557-7265
OREGON - Salem, OR - (503) 947-1212
PENNSYLVANIA - Harrisburg, PA - (717) 787-3266
PUERTO RICO Hato Rey, PR - (787) 754-5340
RHODE ISLAND - Cranston, RI - (401) 462-8767
SOUTH CAROLINA - Columbia, SC - (803) 737-2660
SOUTH DAKOTA - Aberdeen, SD - (605) 626-2314
TENNESSEE - Nashville, TN - (615) 741-2284
TEXAS - Austin, TX -
UTAH - Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 526-9401
VERMONT - Montpelier, VT - (802) 828-4153
VIRGIN ISLANDS, Charlotte Amalie, VI 340 776-3700
VIRGINIA - Richmond, VA - (804) 786-7496
WASHINGTON - Lacey, WA - (360) 438-4804
WEST VIRGINIA - Charleston, WV - (304) 558-2660
WISCONSIN - Madison, WI - (608) 267-2393
WYOMING - Casper, WY - (307) 473-3807
That’s because the
early years of the war
saw the deployment
of U-Boats off the
Eastern Seaboard of
the United States.
And such information
would have been very
valuable to a U-Boat
commander stalking
a convoy or single
vessel.
In World War Two,
there was an
expression….”
Loose Lips Sink
Ships.” Although
we may hear that
phrase today as
often as we’re likely
to see a poster at a
bus stop urging us
to buy war bonds, it
may still have
meaning. During
World War Two,
“loose lips” that
blabbed about the
departure time of a
vessel, what she
was carrying,
where she was
going were seen
as things that could
sink the ship.
Anyone who can personally
remember the words "Loose
lips sinks ships" would likely be
to old to consider the demands
of working aboard tugs... but
the concept still holds sway
today. Read more below.
A World War Two U-Boat on the surface

Trivia: What is hogging ?
Although it may seem that getting a good job is tough, it's not that
difficult to lose a job. No one is indispensable. Whether a person
holds a 1600 license with every required endorsement and
knows the inlets and channels of a harbor inside out... or whether
a cook can whip up omlets that may be one of the main reasons
the crew returns to the boat after 14 days ashore... anyone can get
fired.

Not surprisingly, the same things that can cost a person a job on
shore can do the same on a tugboat or any commercial vessel.
Drugs and alcohol are job killers. If a person is willing to invest
the training and determination to land a good maritime position,
they need to be responsible when it comes to being sober. An
unfavorable drug test can end a career overnight. And the Coast
Guard isn’t fooling around when it comes to alcohol testing. Two
hours after a marine incident, alcohol testing needs to be
conducted.

Being late or unprepared will end, or at least seriously jeopardize,
a job. Boats leave at a given hour. Hold the boat up and someone
is going to have to pay for that time. Companies won’t tolerate
lateness. If you’re expected to have certain safety equipment at
hand and you don’t, that effectively makes you unavailable to do
the job, unless the boat has extras, or someone will lend you
theirs.