Jobs in Torrance, California, United States

Location and Population. Torrance is one of several prosperous cities and towns in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. It had an estimated resident population of around 147,000 in 2016; some 50,000 more commute into the city to work during the day. The largest ethnic groups are Non-Hispanic White (40.9%) and Non-Hispanic Asian (32.5%). The right to own land and the presence of Nissan, Toyota and Honda since the early 1980s led many Japanese, and more recently Koreans, to settle in Torrance. Twenty-nine percent of the population is foreign-born. The median household income is well above the statewide figure and has increased slightly since 2000. At the same time, unemployment and poverty rates have also increased during the same period and the cost of living is high.

Origins. The Spanish settled on the Pacific Coast of southern California in 1769, in an area which subsequently became Rancho de los Palos Verdes. Torrance was founded in 1912 and named after the real estate developer who organized the purchase of some land there for development of a planned industrial-residential community south of Los Angeles. In early 1921, oil drilling began in the Del Amo Field and Torrance turned into an oil boom town.

Economy. For a time after World War II, aerospace and other high-tech industries flourished along with oil, but by the early 1990s, the automotive industry had become the mainstay of the city’s economy. In 2006 Nissan relocated and its former campus was converted into an office and light industry complex. Today, the 11 businesses located there provide more employment than Nissan did. A similar development is foreseen for the Toyota campus, which the company vacated in 2017. Remaining large employers include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, Honeywell Aerospace Equipment, American Honda Motor Co Inc., Robinson Helicopter Company and Hi-Shear Corporation.

Character. Torrance possesses a pleasant climate, a comfortable middle class lifestyle and a low crime rate. It is a sophisticated urban city with a diversity of light industries, very walkable streets set amongst gently rolling hills, lots of trees, a high-end downtown district and a great shopping mall, with piers and big city attractions both nearby.

What Makes Torrance Special

ARTS AND CULTURE
Chen Art Gallery: A valuable collection of Chinese historical objects and art.
Old Town Torrance: The historic downtown district, with good examples of Mission Revival and early Modernist architecture.
Torrance Art Museum: A small but excellent space exhibiting contemporary art shows which change periodically.
Torrance Cultural Arts Center: A center with something for everyone – theatre, recitals, classes, studios, art, Japanese garden, special events.

EVENTS
Armed Forces Day Parade: An annual city parade dating back to 1960 and featuring military vehicleAs, school bands, and prominent community members.

SPECIALTY MUSEUMS
Toyota USA Automobile Museum: An exhibition of all Toyota models ever produced, on view for special events or by appointment. Since Toyota moved to Texas, its future is unclear.
Western Museum of Flight: A showcase for historic aircraft, photographs, and blueprints, managed by the Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation at the Torrance airport.

SHOPPING AND FOOD
Alpine Village: A German market and delicatessen with its own butcher and baker plus lots of imported groceries, beers, wines and spirits.
Del Amo Fashion Center: One of the five largest malls in the US, created by the merger of Del Amo Center and Del Amo Fashion Square in 1972.
Larry Robinson’s Play It Again Sports: A popular store which buys and sells quality used sports gear and equipment – brainchild of 2003 NHL Stanley Cup winner.
Penzeys Spices: Go-to place for all kinds of spices and herbs, with a dedicated local clientele and regular flow of out-of-town visitors.
Smog City Brewing: A craft brewery with a reputation for having the most knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff in town.
Torrance Antique Street Faire: An open-air market in historic downtown held on the fourth Sunday each month with over 200 sellers, food, blues, and an Antique Appraisal Booth.

SPORTS, RECREATION AND OUT-OF-DOORS
Madrona Marsh: A nature preserve which provides sanctuaries for birds, wildlife and native plants and an information center on land protected from oil development.
Wilson Park: A large downtown oasis with lots of trees, a pond, pleasant walking paths, sports fields, playgrounds, picnic/BBQ areas and a certified farmers’ market twice a week.

United States California Torrance
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Part-timeTorrance family needs a part-time tutor for Special Education, English, Math. 1st grade student with IEP needs extra help with reading writing and math. experience is a plus but not required.
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Part-timeResponsibilities of the Grocery Team Member include stocking and replenishing the Grocery, Dairy, Frozen, Bulk shelves, we well as other miscellaneous displays, coolers, cross merchandising areas within the ...
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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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Part-timeTorrance family needs a part-time nanny. Must love kids! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below. It is important to us that you have your own car.
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Personal Banker 3 NMLS - Torrence, CA (40 hrs/wk)-190010291 At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one ...
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GENERAL SUMMARY:The Facilities Technician will help with the general repair and upkeep of business facilities and grounds.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Plumbing repair and replacement.2. Open plumbing blockage.3. ...
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Responsibilities of Position: Support various Property Management Outcomes, including but not limited to: Acquisition, Receipt, Receiving and Identification, Relief of Stewardship, Records, Utilization, Physical ...
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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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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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Part-timeAs a Cafe Server, you sell our products and deliver world-class customer service through your commitment to our four core service principles. You have a passion for what you do and enrich the customer's ...
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