Military veterans will have a better chance of landing a job at Los Angeles International Airport after it announced a partnership Friday with the Edge4Vets jobs preparation program.Edge4Vets connects veterans with potential employers and also provides them with training and coaching from HR professionals, other veterans and employee mentors. The program is making its West Coast debut.
“We have a great opportunity to introduce special talent into our LAX workforce,” said Paula Adams, Los Angeles World Airports’ director of airports administration. “Veterans bring a wealth of unique experiences that are incredibly useful to have in an airport environment. We are delighted to help debut the program on the West Coast at LAX, and look forward to the contributions these veterans can make.”
Edge4Vets was developed by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University in New York, and comes to LAX in partnership with Airport Council International-North America after already being implemented at East Coast and southern airports.
“Veterans leave the service with the tools to be strong leaders in the workplace, but thousands in L.A. are still unemployed. That’s unacceptable, but not unsolvable. These men and women are determined, selfless, resourceful and deserve the opportunity to be self-sufficient,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “In partnership with my 10,000 Strong Initiative and LAWA, Edge4Vets is gearing up to connect veterans to the full-time jobs, new opportunities.”
— City News Service
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