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Recognition Luncheon November 16, 2012

On November 16, 2012 labor, business and city leaders joined other prominent community members at the Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services (PVJOBS) Recognition Luncheon, "Transforming Lives & Communities." This event honored individuals and organizations which have helped PVJOBS realize its vision of creating meaningful social change through coordinated services and career development.

We invite you to support this vision and join us in this moving and inspirational recognition of the achievements of our clients and supporters.

"Transforming Lives & Communities" began at 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, in The Center at the Cathedral Plaza, 555 West Temple Street in Los Angeles. PVJOBS is a non-profit organization established in 1998 to provide job placement opportunities for at-risk adults. We also work with veterans and at-risk youth providing services to assist in their educational and career development.

Four participants, referred to PVJOBS by one of our collaborative partners, received recognition awards at our event. Additionally, the PVJOBS "Contractor of the Year" award was given to Hensel Phelps in recognition of their exceeding the hiring goals on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center Inpatient Tower renovation project. John Reamer, director of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Contract Administration, received our "Visionary of the Year" award and delivered the afternoon's keynote address.

2012 Honorees

Nearly 300 business, labor and community service representatives attended the PVJOBS “Transforming Lives and Communities” event. Pictured from left are Ernest Roberts, PVJOBS Executive Director; Anabel Soriano “Intern of the Year;” Christopher Washington, “Employee of the Year;” Shawn Fuller “Veteran Participant of the Year;” Da’Quan Thomas-Guiles “P3Participant of the Year;” and Jim Bickhart, President of the PVJOBS Board of Directors.


Please click the video links below for each recipients story.

Paul Santangelo, Outreach Manager for the Martin Luther King Inpatient Tower Renovation Project for Hensel Phelps, "Contractor of the Year."


John Reamer, Director of the Bureau of Contract Administration for the City of Los Angeles, "Visionary of the Year"


Da'Quan Thomas-Giles, El Camino College student, "P3 Participant of the Year"


Anabel Soriano, Los Angeles Harbor College student, "Intern of the Year"


Christopher Washington, laborer for Los Angeles Engineering, "Employee of the Year"


Shawn Fuller, Drywall Apprentice for Los Angeles Engineering, "Veteran Participant of the Year"




Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles