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Building community business

OW Staff | 5/27/2009, 5 p.m.

Los Angeles, CA -- Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has created its Business and Job Resources Center's (BJRC) new outreach initiative and website, and both are expected to significantly strengthen BJRC's role as a critically important link between LAWA and the community.

The new website is www.lawa.org/bjrc.

LAWA is the Los Angeles City department that owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY) airports.

"The BJRC is committed to the shared economic interests of LAWA, its tenants, prime contractors and, most importantly, the emerging businesses, job-seekers and students in the communities impacted most by LAWA's projects and activities," said BJRC Director Joyce Sloss.

"One of our core values is ensuring that local businesses and community residents enjoy full participation and access to airport contracting and employment opportunities," Sloss added. "At this critical juncture in our history and economy, we are more committed than ever to initiating programs that stimulate business and create jobs."

The new initiative and website support BJRC's four service areas by increasing awareness and access to the wealth of resources the center has to offer.

"Our business and employment outreach, educational internships and bond assistance programs are empowering and enriching the communities that fuel LAWA's growth and its vital contribution to our local economy," Sloss said. "Our new interactive website is designed to be a 'One-Stop Shop' for our business and community stakeholders for greater transparency and access to airport business and employment opportunities, and educational internships for local students."

The Business and Job Resources Center was created to support the shared economic interests of both Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), its divisions, tenants and prime contractors, as well as the local workforce, business community and student population.

The BJRC serves as the high-leverage connection point between LAWA and the community by ensuring that human and business resources in the surrounding communities are developed and brought to bear on behalf of the effort to modernize Los Angeles' world-class airport facilities.