Jobs in Bellflower, California, United States

Location and Population. Bellflower is a city in Los Angeles County with an estimated population of 77,790 in 2016, of which 31 percent foreign-born. The population is predominantly Hispanic (55%), with Non-Hispanic Whites (17%), Non-Hispanic Black/African-Americans (14%) and Non-Hispanic Asians (12%) accounting for almost all of the rest. Median household income is well below the statewide figure and slightly below the US figure, having declined since 2008.  Cost of living is below the statewide figure but still relatively high. Although unemployment has declined since 2008 and is not too high, poverty has increased to the statewide level.

Origins. The bellefleur apple was grown in local orchards during the early 1900s, and gave the city its name when it was founded in 1906. Dutch dairy farmers grew apples and produced milk for southern California until the boom in post-WWII real estate values forced them out. White middle-class families, whose breadwinners worked in skilled industrial and service positions, settled in the new housing tracts that sprang up, and Bellflower Boulevard, the city’s main thoroughfare, developed into a thriving commercial strip. Numerous small-scale businesses opened (franchises, Mom and Pop stores, boutiques, arts and crafts shops) alongside larger department stores and banks. The city incorporated in 1957 and experienced a period of growth and prosperity in the 1960s.

Economy. During the 1970s Bellflower’s smaller Boulevard shops could no longer compete with the big shopping malls, the city’s revenues declined, and its lack of a redevelopment plan cut it off from federal funding. In the 1980s and 90s difficult economic conditions in Mexico led to a large influx of illegal immigrants, many of whom settled in Greater Los Angeles, including in Bellflower. Initially they came as seasonal farm workers, but later they switched to working year-round in restaurants, hotels, construction, landscaping, packing, canning and warehousing. Between 1980 and 2000, Bellflower’s population grew from 53,000 to 73,000, with Hispanics becoming the majority. The city survived the earlier economic downturn through fiscal conservatism and adoption of a redevelopment strategy, but was hard hit by the 2008 recession. To support existing businesses and attract new ones the city is improving facades; upgrading infrastructure (roads, medians, sidewalks); shortening the time to obtain a building permit; absorbing all fees for new alcoholic beverage permits for restaurants; and providing free business access to social media tools and resources.  Since 2011 these measures have paid off in the form of new business investment worth over $60 million.

Character. Bellflower is a rundown city on the brink of revival. It possesses an unusually large number of apartment blocks, but despite its proximity to downtown LA, many are empty due to high rents. On the other hand, there are many overcrowded public housing blocks, the public school system has deteriorated and drug use is common. Besides a traditional parks and recreation program, Bellflower uses a mobile recreation unit to bring equipment, games, and activities directly to the neighborhoods. It also implements a Strategy Against Gang Environment in which communities and police join forces to create conditions that discourage gang involvement.

What Makes Bellflower Special

EVENTS

Street Fests: Biweekly outdoor family event with live music, games, arts & crafts and food.
Food Trucks and Flicks: Food, games and movies under the stars.

SHOPPING AND FOOD

Watering Holes: New Wave Bar, Bachelor Button, Flux Bar, Spike’s Sports Bar & Grill, Frank’s Place Sports Bar.

SPECIALTY MUSEUMS

Los Angeles County Fire Museum: Collection of historic LA fire engines including from TV show ‘Emergency ‘. Open 1st Saturday each month or by arrangement for guided tours.

SPORTS, RECREATION, OUT-OF-DOORS

Hollywood Sports Paintball & Airsoft: A converted golf complex which uses large scale movie props, vehicles and purpose-built structures to create several scenarios for play combat.

United States California Bellflower
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Rep PS I (Phleb) - Bellflower, CA Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 1pm. Saturday- Once a month Go the extra mile. Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better ...
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O'Reilly Auto Parts
Our Store Counter Sales team members are knowledgeable and energetic with a passion for automotive parts. They believe in taking care of the customer, as well as the power of teamwork. Our Store Counter Sales team ...
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US Bank
The Wealth Management Advisor(WMA) is the investment planning and investment and insurance products lead on the Wealth Management Team. The WMA is responsible for facilitating the delivery of strategies and capabilities ...
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Vector West Staffing
Looking for Drivers for Weekends, before or after hoursPosition DescriptionSeeking Class A truck drivers. Bonus Opportunity!Job Requirements:• Clean DMV Record...no more than 2 points• Clean Background ...
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Smile Brands
Are you passionate about supporting a team dedicated to providing top notch dental care, and helping patients understand their treatments? Are you ready to be a big part of giving our patients an exceptional dental care ...
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We have two small dogs (one chihuahua mix and one poodle mix, both 12 lbs). They're really sweet but we can't get barking under control both in the house and when they see someone walk past the house or they see another ...
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Pep Boys
Position SummarySupport the service and tire team under the direction of the Manager, Store Service. Assist in driving sales across service labor, parts, tires, and fleet business and you provide essential selling and ...
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JOB SUMMARY Work Shift: Monday-Friday; 7AM-4PM Responsible for supervising and maintaining secure inventory storage and control of materials into/out of the warehouse. Supervises warehouse personnel in tasks associated ...
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Grifols
For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides ...
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Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
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America Building Materials
- Building customer relationship- Strong communication skills in English/Spanish- Roofing/Waterproofing/Construction industry experience is a PLUS.Requirement:- Bilingual in English and Spanish- Able to work in U.S- ...
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Woodruff Care Home
$12.00 - $12.50 an hourQualifications (non-negotiable): Able to pass DOJ FBI live scan criminal background clearance mandated by licensingAble to pass pre employment physical and TB test clearanceHigh school diploma or ...
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O'Reilly Auto Parts
Our Parts Delivery drivers provide excellent customer service through the safe and efficient delivery of parts and products to our professional customers using a company provided vehicle. Our drivers are a lso ...
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Grifols
For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides ...
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AffordableOpeners.com
Job DescriptionGeneral Description: This position is responsible for supporting the billing dept. by assisting in the following areas: financial, clerical and administrative services to ensure efficient, timely and ...
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Miner Corporation
The Miner Corporation is an industry leading service and equipment solutions provider with branch based operations across the country. Miner drives down the cost of warehousing and materials management operations saving ...
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Reliance Entertainment Medical Services
Reliance Entertainment Medical Services-Bellflower, CA 90706$20 an hour -  Part-time, ContractReliance Entertainment Medical Services provides on-site first aid/medical services and emergency training to ...
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Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
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