WHAT IS THE HireLAX PROGRAM?
The HireLAX Program provides local residents access to enroll in a comprehensive, construction apprenticeship preparation program offered by select public agencies or community partners. Upon completion, program graduates are competitively positioned for placement consideration on a LAWA construction
project through its contractors and local craft unions. Veterans and women are strongly encouraged to participate in the program.
WHAT ARE THE PLA LOCAL HIRING REQUIREMENTS?
All contractors and subcontractors working on Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) PLA covered projects are required to comply with the Local Hire requirements.
The PLA Article III, Section 6, Contractor Hiring Obligations, sets forth a 30% local worker hiring goal to maximize the employment of qualified persons and facilitate local resident access to union apprenticeship training.
WHAT IS THE PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT?
The PLA is an agreement between the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council, its affiliated local unions and the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
that sets the terms and conditions on applicable projects.
The PLA is open to both union contractors and contractors who are not otherwise signatory to a union. All craft workers covered by the PLA shall be classified in accordance with work performed and paid, following the State/Federal Labor
Codes, prevailing wage requirements.
The PLA promotes opportunities for the local community, through the Local Hire provision and the Workforce Development System