LAWA Employment

Alternative Paths to Employment

In addition to the traditional examination and civil service process, there are alternative paths to filling certain vacancies, as well as volunteer programs.



This program is suspended at this time. For more information, contact Human Resources at 424-646-5900.



The Targeted Local Hire (TLH) Program provides an alternative pathway into City civil service jobs and targets individuals who face barriers to employment or otherwise have difficulties succeeding in the civil service examination process. Currently, LAWA is allowed to utilize the TLH Program to fill vacant Custodian, Gardener Caretaker, Garage Attendant, and Administrative Clerk positions. Today, TLH employees earn an hourly rate of:

  • $15.62 - Custodian
  • $18.49 - Gardener Caretaker
  • $17.92 - Garage Attendant
  • $17.52 - Administrative Clerk

Upon hire, the employee is classified as an exempt Vocational Worker or Office Trainee. The employee then serves a six (6) month on-the-job training and assessment period. After six (6) months, the employee is reclassified as an "Assistant" and serves a six (6) month civil service probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, the employee is transferred into the targeted civil service job classification. For more information, please contact Human Resources Services at (424) 646-5900



This program is suspended at this time. For more information, contact Human Resources at 424-646-5900.



LAWA is offering a Summer Internship Program this summer, which provides our incoming class of interns with constructive work experience in a variety of actual airport work environments and provides mentoring and networking opportunities with LAWA employees. Additionally, our Program offers students additional knowledge from on the job exposure as well as allows LAWA supervisors the opportunity to mentor and hire temporary assistance to support their various projects.


Interns selected through the program receive an intern-specific orientation, invitation to an educational tour during the summer, and participate in LAWA’s summer internship speaker series aimed at discussing various job careers throughout LAWA. At the end of the program, the intern (and their respective supervisor), both receive performance evaluations and every intern leaves the program with a letter of recommendation from LAWA. 


The program runs from June 7, 2021 to September 24, 2021. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and currently attend a two or 4-year college/university. Interns are paid $17.74/hour and can work up to 20 hours/week. Eligible candidates can apply at Application deadline is May 15, 2021. For questions/comments, please reach us at



This program is suspended at this time. For more information, contact Human Resources at 424-646-5900.



The Volunteer Information Professionals (VIP) program mission is to assist passengers to ensure a friendly and positive experience at LAX. VIPs are trained on customer service techniques, the latest procedures in airport security and airline check-in procedures, airport services and amenities, travel and hospitality resources, and assistance during emergencies and incidents. Volunteers are recruited from various community organizations and events. Students are also recruited from the Aviation and Aeronautical Program at Westchester High School. For more information, please contact the VIP program at (424) 646-8471 or


The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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