Are You a Veteran Looking for a Job? Registration Opens for Edge4Vets Veterans' Job Readiness Seminar

04/09/2019 01:08 PM

Edge4Vets allows veterans to meet face-to-face with hiring managers.
For Immediate Release
April 9, 2019

Frederick Badlissi
(424) 646-5260
Edge4Vets participant Jorma Kenney at last year's seminar displays his PLAN4SUCCESS. Last year, provisional job offers and interviews were extended to more than a dozen veterans attending the seminar.

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is proud to support veteran employment opportunities with the return of the Edge4Vets career development program, which is celebrating its third year of partnering with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to help veterans translate military skills and experience into quality careers in the civilian workplace. The program, which is free to U.S. job-seeking veterans, provides a unique opportunity for veterans to learn how to discuss their military service skills in ways that resonate with hiring professionals, and includes a seminar where veterans meet for face-to-face discussions with hiring managers and HR professionals. The seminar will be held on May 15 at the Hyatt Regency LAX.

"Through their service to our country, veterans have gained experience in leadership, ingenuity and dedication to mission, providing a great foundation for success in their next career," said Paula Adams, Director of Airports Administration, LAWA. "Edge4Vets pairs veterans looking for new job opportunities with employers who know that their skillset can provide great benefit to their organization, and we hope that those veterans looking for employment or to hone their interview skills will register to attend this career development program."

“Edge4Vets gives vets what business leaders say they need most: support to translate their military skills before we connect them to jobs that can lead to life-long careers in aviation,” said Tom Murphy, Founder, Edge4Vets.

The Edge4Vets program consists of two components: preparing veterans for the interview process by helping them identify and discuss their skills in HR-friendly terms, and connecting them with hiring managers, HR professionals, and other job opportunities through future seminars, referrals or other relevant events.

Veterans can register for the May 15 seminar at by following the link to the event’s registration page. From there, applicants will create their PLAN4SUCCESS, a document that works as a tool to help veterans evaluate and identify skills and values relevant to hiring companies. Applicants will take their plans to hiring managers for feedback and revisions on the day of the seminar, which has led to veterans receiving critical feedback, constructive suggestions, and even job offers.

Following the seminar, the PLAN4SUCCESS is given to attending hiring managers for further consideration and evaluation.

The Edge4Vets program began its partnership with LAWA in 2017, and has led to fulfilling jobs for a number of veterans who completed the module and attended the seminar. The program is offered by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University in New York in partnership with Airports Council International-North America, and is collaborating with schools and veterans' organizations throughout Southern California to raise awareness of the workshop.

For questions about the program, please contact Tom Murphy at

About Los Angeles International Airport(LAX)

LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.  

LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.


LAX was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named  a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.   

For more information about LAX, please visit or follow on Twitter  @flyLAXAirport, on Facebook at, and on YouTube at  

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.  Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

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