Earlier this week I was able to catch a news report from ABC-7 in San Francisco. The report was bad news for Carnival Cruises, but very good news for trades workers in the Bay Area.
Back in November, the cruise ship called the Carnival
Splendor lost power when engines caught fire. That unfortunate circumstance
happened while the ship was touring the Baja peninsula. Now, the Carnival
Splendor is docked in the San
to fix the damage from that fire. While the cruise ship is out of commission,
sheet metal workers, plumbers, electricians and other construction trades are
cashing in on the repairs. It is expected that the Carnival Splendor will
provide an economic boon to San
Francisco over the next month.
it’s not just tradesmen that are excited about the ship repairs. Local
restaurants and cafes are also looking forward to providing food to workers
during their lunch breaks. What was a major setback for Carnival is an economic
benefit to construction workers who have been struggling, not just in San Francisco, but in California. The ABC news report spotlighted
one worker who will be commuting from outside the city for the construction
If you’d like to watch the news report, go here:http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7916075.
One company's misfortune is another company's gain
James J Siegel is the associate editor of SNIPS magazine. He has been with the magazine for eight years and is based in San Francisco.