Six San Gabriel Valley companies and two individuals are to be honored today at the Foothill Private Industry Council's employer awards luncheon at the Pasadena Hilton hotel.
The council disburses $2.7 million annually in federal money for job training and placement of 1,000 residents living in Arcadia, Duarte, Monrovia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.
Employers to be honored are Kaiser Permanente, a hospital corporation with regional offices in Pasadena, and Republic National Security, a Pasadena security guard company.
Training centers receiving awards are Dootson Enterprises Inc., a truck driving school in Arcadia; Henkels & McCoy of Arcadia, a cable television installation school, and Worknet of Pasadena, a social service agency that helps to stabilize the homeless and find them jobs.
Outstanding youth employer is the City of Hope in Duarte.
Job developer Cleo Gainey of the Monrovia Unified School District and Robert Zondler, of Blair High School in Pasadena and chairman of the council's marketing committee, will also be honored.