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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Retail Sales Specialist Full Time new Add to Favorites
Advantage Solutions
Summary Retail Sales Specialist FULL Time Our company has the perfect opportunity for a candidate that looks forward to new product releases by top companies. This full time Retail Sales Specialist job is a fantastic ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 23rd February
Security Officer new Add to Favorites
Allied Universal
Overview We are North America’s leading security services provider with over 200,000 phenomenal employees. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 22nd February
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 ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 23rd February
Regional Sales Manager - Southwest new Add to Favorites
Novolex Holdings, Inc.
Position Summary: The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for the sale of the company’s products with a focus on distributors and direct-sales accounts in the region of Southern California, Southern Nevada and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
Used Car Salesman new Add to Favorites
FINANCIAL AUTO OUTLATE
Excellent pay , good location, good environment to work.Job Type: Full-timeBilling cycle:MonthlySales cycle:More than 9 monthsTypical deal size:$6-24kSales environment(s):Sales floorStoreManagement:Ops Manager
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Cashier new Add to Favorites
Bom Bom Grill
Part-timeJob Description:Accepting payments, ensuring all prices are accurateProcessing refunds and exchanges, resolving complaintsTaking orders and bagging for both front and Drive Thru*.RequirementsProven working ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Entry-level HR Assistant new Add to Favorites
Care Homes Registry
QUALIFICATIONS: Able to pass DOJ FBI live scan criminal background clearance mandated by licensingAble to pass pre employment physical and drug screeningHigh school diploma or GED requiredExperience in Human Resources ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
Apex Brand Management
Our company is seeking candidates who are organized, self-motivated, and obtains a sports mentality. As a member of our Customer Service Performing Team, you will work in full time with oversight and responsibility for ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
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New Wave Bar
Part-timeNew Wave Bar in Bellflower is looking to Hire Kitchen Staffmust have at least 1 year Experience in a RestaurantJoin our 80s Family and work at a Awesome 80s Themed Bar / Nightclub / RestaurantWe are Looking to ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Compass Group
Part-timePosted Date: Feb 1, 2019 We have an opening for a full-time FOOD SERVICE WORKER position. Location: Los Angeles Community Hospital at Bellflower - 9542 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706. Note: online ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th February
DIR, DINING SERVICES III new Add to Favorites
Compass Group
Posted Date: Jan 12, 2019Morrison Healthcare is a leading national food and nutrition services company exclusively dedicated to serving more than 600 hospitals and healthcare systems. Morrison's hospital kitchens, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th February
Human Resources Assistant new Add to Favorites
Trucare Community
Job DescriptionRecruit employees company widePost (advertise), screen, coordinate candidates and be able to recruit talent effectivelyAssist with candidate on boarding process and training managementComply with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
Auto Plus Pep Boys
Part-timeIcahn Automotive Group LLC (Icahn Automotive) was formed by its parent, Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP), to invest in and operate businesses involved in aftermarket parts distribution and service. Our ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 23rd February
Server and Hostess new Add to Favorites
New Wave Bar
Part-timeNew Wave Bar in Bellflower is looking to Hire Experienced Serversmust have at least 1 year Experience in a Restaurant / Bar / NightclubJoin our 80s Family and work at a Awesome 80s Themed Bar / Nightclub / ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Used car Sales and financing new Add to Favorites
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Excellent pay, good place to workJob Type: Full-timeBilling cycle:WeeklySales cycle:More than 9 monthsTypical deal size:$6-24kSales environment(s):Sales floorStoreOnboarding time:Less than 1 monthBenefits ...
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Help Wanted new Add to Favorites
ACS Staffing Inc.
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job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
MDH Network
$13.25 - $15.00 an hourPart-timeMDH Network has various exciting and rewarding care attendant positions available in the Whittier area. We are seeking highly motivated, dedicated candidates that have a passion to ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
Car Detailer/Driver new Add to Favorites
FINANCIAL AUTO OUTLATE
$12 - $15 an hourneed a good experience detailer for used car lotJob Type: Full-timeSalary: $12.00 to $15.00 /hourExperience:Detailing: 1 year (Preferred)License:Driving lisense (Preferred)Skills:DrivingDetailing
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Office Coordinator new Add to Favorites
Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
JOB TITLE: Office CoordinatorREPORTS TO: Isabel Lee, Chief of StaffHabitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is seeking a qualified candidate to ensure the management and maintenance of the front office, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 23rd February
Clinical Supervisor new Add to Favorites
Olive Crest
Part-timeAre you looking to work for an organization that makes a difference in the lives of at-risk youth and children? For an organization that has a strong culture and the clients' well-being is their top priority? ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February