Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa picked up another consulting job on Tuesday, this one with the international public-relations firm of Edelman.
"We are thrilled to welcome Antonio to the Edelman family and particularly to the public-affairs practice, which is a priority area of growth and investmemt for the firm both in the U.S. and globally," Edelman Global Public Affairs chair Katie Burke announced.
"Antonio's ability to build coalitions across ideological divides in order to find solutions to some of today's leading challenges for government and business will be an invaluable resource."
Villaraigosa told the website politico.com his interest in the firm is its global presence.
"Obviously, working with a company -- a public-affairs company -- that has a footprint around the world, including Latin America and Asia, was important," Villaraigosa said, adding that he won't be doing any lobbying work but will work with the firm's corporate clients on public-policy issues.
Since leaving office on July 1, Villaraigosa has picked up a number of appointments.
He was hired by Herbalife to serve as a consultant, named to the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and appointed a visiting fellow at Harvard University. ___