Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO) - LaGuardia Career Center
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Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO) is a nonprofit trade association created in 1972 in collaboration with airline companies, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Mayor’s Offices of the City of Newark, and City of New York, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The mission of CAO is to identify and address the critical employment needs of the communities surrounding the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan airports, while at the same time responding to the hiring needs of the airport tenants and the aviation industry.
The aviation industry is responsible for over 700,000 jobs in the NY/NJ region. CAO is a bridge between individuals seeking employment in the industry and employers seeking qualified, motivated talent. Since its founding, CAO has placed over 65,000 local residents in aviation jobs, with no cost to the employee or employer.
CAO offers free services to our many different constituents — the residents of the localities surrounding the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan airports, businesses/employers in the aviation industry, and community partner organizations.
CAO is easily accessible with offices in downtown Jamaica, New York, Corona, New York, Far Rockaway, New York and Newark, New Jersey. On-site career centers operate at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport where specialized training, small group seminars, and interview sessions can be conducted.