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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Danaher Corporation
Moves cases, crates, packaged merchandise, and other material about a warehouse, between loading and storage areas by means of hand trucks, hand lifts, forklift and other methods. Store merchandise in designated areas ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES INC
Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is a non-for-profit, community-based health care organization, whose mission is to transform lives by providing substance abuse, mental health, drug-free transitional living, family ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 11th June
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Siemens
Organization: Smart InfrastructureBusiness Unit: Low Voltage ProductsRequisition Number: 244109Primary Location: United States-California-PomonaAssignment Category: Full-time regularExperience Level: Entry ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th June
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Trustco Bank
Job Title: Part Time Teller P.M.Reports to: Branch ManagerFLSA Status: Non-exemptSalary Grade: NE07Supervisory Responsibility: No SUMMARY: Provides above standard customer service. Accurately and efficiently completes ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th June
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
About Camp: Camp Settoga offers New York City campers room to grow, explore, and discover outdoor adventure on 21 pristine acres. Our dedicated leadership team, counselors, coaches, and wellness team are excited to be a ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 11th June
Ardor Health Solutions
Location: POMONA, KSSetting: School DistrictEmployment Type: TravelerAccess to 24/7 telephone support during your contract assignment!Ardor Health has been voted as Largest US Allied Staffing Firms by SIA from ...
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Western University of Health Sciences
Provides support to the Office Academic Affairs, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Clinical Rotations by assisting the Manager, Associate Director and Assistant Dean of Clinical Education. Assists OMSIII ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 11th June
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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Position Summary: The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The registered nurse also directs and guides ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th June
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MG Properties Group
Overview MG Properties Group has been actively involved in the acquisition, development, rehabilitation and management of apartment properties since 1992. MG Properties Group manages over 65 apartment communities, which ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Position Description Under general supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse, assists in providing direct and indirect patient care to hospital patients on a general or specialized nursing care unit ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th June
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LA-V8
CSR Promotional Sales Assistant About us:LA.V8, California’s premier Marketing Company is an independent events, retail & in-store promotions company. We are leaders in customer acquisitions, who specialize in ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
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HOUSE OF RUTH INC.
Under the direction of the Prevention Manager, the Prevention Educator is responsible for prevention activities, conducting teen focus groups, community education and outreach to raise awareness about dating violence, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
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Fairplex (Los Angeles County Fair Association)
The Millard Sheets Art Center Gallery Assistant will work throughout the duration of the L.A. County Fair. This position will direct and inform visitors who come to see the artwork on display in the gallery. Principal ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th June
5900 Optical Court San Jose, CA 95138 t: 408.754.2000 f : 408.754.2505 Endoscopy Email: stryker.com Job Description Position: OnSite Specialist Department: Sales EEO Code: 4-1 Radford Code: 8821 Exempt/Non-Exempt: ...
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Summit Adult Day Health Care Center
Summit at Friedwald Adult Day Health Care is looking for an Ambulette driver to join our team. Some of the responsibilities are registrants safety and well-being, to handle loading the registrants in and out of the ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th June
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Seeking a nanny near Pomona for 2 children. Hoping you can start immediately! Some light tidying up would be part of our caregiver's responsibilities. We do have pets, so please consider that when applying.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th June
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AtWork Group Santa Fe Springs
We are looking for Tech Trainee Responsibilities install/ repair various doors, glass windows weather stripping, water heater blanket installing, carbon monoxide testing, CVA furnace Install insulation material and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
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BERIC
Primary Goal and function:To Maintain a good flow of information between the customers, warehouse and office to ensure quick completion time for customer inbound and outbound shipments and manage office operations to ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 11th June
Danaher Corporation
Moves cases, crates, packaged merchandise, and other material about a warehouse, between loading and storage areas by means of hand trucks, hand lifts, forklift and other methods. Store merchandise in designated areas ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th June
Company DescriptionIn 1935, an entrepreneur named Harry Crisp acquired the franchise rights for Pepsi-Cola. The independently owned bottling company, Pepsi MidAmerica, then came to life. We are fortunate to have a great ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th June