If you’ve ever thought you might want to work for LAWA (that’s Los Angeles World Airports), then let me fill you in on the details.
Los Angeles World Airports’ overview
Los Angeles World Airports is the Los Angeles city department that owns and operates three airports in the Los Angeles area. These are Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
LAX is the sixth busiest airport internationally and third in the U.S. ONT ranks 59 among U.S. airports. VNY ranks 25 internationally in the number of flight operations, and is the world’s busiest general aviation airport.
Each of these airports plays an integral role in helping to meet the Southern California regional demand for passenger, cargo and general aviation service.
LAWA is a proprietary department within the City of Los Angeles. It has its own revenue sources, which allows it to offer additional benefits and opportunities to its employees. Some of these include specialized training opportunities, rideshare program, employee recognition, suggestion award program and a wellness program.
Most positions with LAWA are filled via the civil service process conducted by the City of Los Angeles. The City Personnel Department is located at 700 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, or you can call the 24-hour job line at (213) 473-9311.
Los Angeles International Airport overview
LAX is a high-traffic airport with more than a thousand flights departing and arriving every day. Southern California is ranked the eleventh largest economy in the world, and LAX contributes nearly sixty billion dollars to it annually. With that being said, there are frequently job openings within LAX departments or within the LAWA organization.
Jobs at LAX include building operation and maintenance, building trades, craft helper, shop, vehicle operation, outdoor, office, personnel/administrative, scientific, civil engineering, real estate, information technology and safety/security.
To apply for a position as a full- or part-time passenger and baggage security screener with the Transportation Security Administration, you’ll want to visit the TSA website.
To find out about current employment opportunities with LAX or one of the other two airports in the LAWA group, visit the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department website.