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The LAX sign at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport
The LAX control tower and Theme Building


(Los Angeles, California – February 17, 2012)  Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will host its annual Job Shadow Day on Thursday, February 23, a day dedicated to giving young people real-life \"job shadowing\" experiences in aviation at a major airport.

Job shadowing provides students the opportunity to \"work\" side-by-side with a workplace mentor as they go through a normal day on the job. It provides an up-close look at how the skills learned in school are put into action in the workplace.

About 100 students from Orville Wright and Crozier Middle Schools and Westchester High will participate. Orville Wright and Westchester have aviation and science magnet curriculums.

This year, students will job shadow in the fields of Accounting, Airfield Operations, Aviation Services, Aviation Law Enforcement, Business Administration, Cargo, Engineering, Environmental Management, Human Resources and Information Technology.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is the sixth busiest airport in the world and third in the United States, offering more than 600 daily flights to 91 domestic cities and more than 1,000 weekly nonstop flights to 56 cities in 32 countries on nearly 75 air carriers. It ranks 13th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed. In 2011 (the latest full-year statistics available), LAX served more than 61 million passengers, processed over 1.8 million tons of air cargo valued at nearly $80 billion, and handled 603,912 aircraft operations (landings and takeoffs). LAX is part of a system of three

Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and 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.

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