Jobs in Pomona, California, United States

Location and Population

Pomona is an incorporated city in Los Angeles County, 30 miles east of downtown LA in the Pomona Valley. In 2016, the estimated population numbered around 152,500. Over 70 percent is of Hispanic origin, with Non-Hispanic Whites (11%), Non-Hispanic Asians (9%) and Non-Hispanic Blacks (6%) making up most of the rest. Around 35 percent is foreign-born. Median household income was well below the statewide figure in both 2000 and 2015, with around 18 percent of the population living in poverty and unemployment increasing.

Origins

The city area was settled by Spaniards in the 1830s. In the early 1880s, arrival of the railroads and access to water from artesian wells in the Coachella Valley made growing citrus profitable. By the 1920s Pomona had become a well-do-do city, known as ‘The Queen of the Citrus Belt.’ In the 1940s Hollywood producers previewed many movies there to see how their films would play to Pomona’s middle class audiences.

Economy

During the war years, there was a mass influx of Mexican immigrants under the ‘Bracero’ guest worker program, when the war effort and military conscription created a shortage of agricultural labor. After the war, rapid industrialization and housing construction took place in and around Los Angeles, the citrus industry moved north, and Pomona experienced a period of economic decline. Faced with many forms of discrimination, Mexican and other Latino youth responded by creating the Chicano gang culture in Greater LA, including Pomona. Several defense contractors provided employment for a time, but they also left in the early 1990s. Since then, city government, schools, the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly, one of the best public schools in the West) have become major employers of both skilled and unskilled residents of Hispanic origin. The small enterprise sector is also growing in response to market demand.

Character

Since the 1980s, Pomona’s wealthy white population has lived mostly in the hilly northern neighborhood of Phillips Ranch, which is currently expanding. Despite the city’s high crime rate, there are some relatively safe and culturally interesting neighborhoods in the downtown area and Lincoln Park. Pomona has an active and civic-minded arts community. A newly-formed NGO, Pomona Hope, began offering a free after-school K-12 enrichment program and skills-building for parents in 2005. It also operates a Community Center in a fit-for-purpose facility owned by the First Presbyterian Church. The city’s commitment to revitalization is expressed in a public mural which it commissioned from a group of local artists, entitled Pomona Envisions the Future.

What Makes Pomona Special

ARTS AND CULTURE

American Museum of Ceramic Art: Home of an important collection assembled from several large donations, featuring pieces from many different periods and styles.
Arts Colony: A downtown area with a concentration of galleries, and artist lofts.
dA Center for the Arts: A downtown space where local artists promote self-expression through visual, literary and performing arts.
Pomona Fox Theater: A restored Art Deco movie palace, now also used for live performances.
Pomona Historical Society: A group which preserves registered historic landmark sites.

EVENTS

Annual Christmas Parade: A colorful, multicultural family event.
Collectors Street Faire: An occasion for buying, selling and swapping antiques, held along Antique Row five times a year.
Pomona Night Out: A monthly Saturday night event with live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, and food on the downtown streets.

SHOPPING AND FOOD

Donahoo’s Golden Chicken: Mouthwatering spicy chicken strips with fries and biscuits.
Guasalmex: The most beloved, highly-rated restaurant in the city, serving the cuisines of Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.
The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch: A constantly changing menu that’s always fresh and locally sourced, prepared by Cal Poly Hospitality students and served in a chic country setting

SPORTS, RECREATION, OUT-OF-DOORS

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona: The oldest venue for drag-racing on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series circuit, seating 40,000 spectators.
Fairplex: The Los Angeles County fairground, home of the County Fair and other major events such as the Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show held there seven times a year, and the St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Faire.
Mt. Baldy: Nearby mountain slopes for winter skiing and summer hikes.

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Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
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The Sr. Manager, Facilities and Site Services maintains the daily operation of all the Southern California Dental facilities, three total (Brea, Pomona & Orange). This includes (but is not limited to): KEY ...
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Posting Date Feb 10, 2019Job Number 19000EANJob Category Food and Beverage & CulinaryLocation Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, Pomona, California VIEW ON MAPBrand Sheraton Hotels & ...
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job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th February
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 ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th February
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Posting Date Feb 11, 2019Job Number 1900092VJob Category Housekeeping & LaundryLocation Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, Pomona, California VIEW ON MAPBrand Sheraton Hotels & ResortsSchedule ...
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