How do you hire thousands of people in a short amount of time when social distancing presents the obvious job fair issues?
You open a hiring center.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is in the middle of a massive casino and resort expansion, requiring thousands of employees to work its new hotel, casino floors, restaurants, pools and other on-site facilities.
To help in recruitment, the tribe is opening a temporary, off-site recruitment center at the Ontario Mills shopping center. It debuts Friday, April 30.
“We are hiring thousands of people across all areas of our enterprise and this new center will help us introduce a broader community to the many great opportunities we have to offer,” said Peter Arceo, general manager.
The recruitment center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday through October. A grand opening event is slated for Friday and Saturday in the parking lot by the Ulta Beauty store. (Look for a big white tent, organizers say.)
At the center, applicants can get information about job openings, meet with San Manuel employees and interview for jobs. The tribe said it expects many applicants will get on-the-spot job offers at the center.
The outdoor courtesy tent will be open Thursdays through Saturdays in May.
Additions coming to the casino complex include a larger gaming space, a 24-hour restaurant, an upscale restaurant and new retail shops. The casino’s first on-site hotel — with 429 rooms and suites, eateries and an entertainment venue — is scheduled to open later this year.
Available positions at the complex include food and beverage, cage operations, facilities, slots, table games, housekeeping and groundskeeping.
Benefits include educational assistance and 401K matching.
Recruitment center address: 1 Mills Circle, in Ontario. More information is available at sanmanuelcareers.com.
Al Arguello, president of Bank of America’s Inland Empire division, is retiring. He will be succeeded by Bansree Parikh. (Courtesy of Bank of America)
Bank exec retiring
After more than 50 years with Bank of America, Al Arguello is retiring.
Arguello, who has served as Inland Empire market president since 2007, will be succeeded by Bansree Parikh.
He began his career as a BofA a teller in East Los Angeles on Feb. 5, 1968, fresh out of high school. According to the bank, he immigrated from Nicaragua to California when he was just 9 years old and was the first person in his family to attend college.
Arguello also met his wife working at BofA. They’ve been married for 40 years.
His retirement is effective in mid-May.
Parikh brings 25 years of financial industry experience to the president role. She will also continue in her current role as the Business Banking market executive.
An industrial park in Bloomington has been sold for $30.8 million to a Korean company that makes dehydrated vegetables for the food industry. James Min and the Colliers Korean Corporate Solutions Desk represented manufacturer Kwangwon USA Inc. and YS & Son Co. in the deal. YS & Son is a supply chain company with reach into Asia.Colliers said the property at 18750 Orange St. has 184,770 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space and is near the 10 and 215 freeways. (Colliers International)
Industrial park sells for $31M
An industrial park in Bloomington has been sold for $30.8 million to a Korean company that makes dehydrated vegetables for the food industry.
James Min and the Colliers Korean Corporate Solutions Desk represented manufacturer Kwangwon USA Inc. and YS & Son Co. in the deal. YS & Son is a supply chain company with reach into Asia.
Colliers said the property at 18750 Orange St. was briefly leased by the U.S. Postal Service during the pandemic. It has 184,770 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space and is near the 10 and 215 freeways.
The manufacturing facility will enable the new owners to expand their business from Korea to the Southern California market.
“Momentum within the global marketplace has carried through the pandemic. Korean companies are increasing capital investments in U.S. real estate,” Min said. “This transaction showcases a focal point of these companies to strategically optimize performance throughout key North American markets. More Korean-based capital will continue to find its way to the United States.”
Stirling Capital Investments is building an 819,964-square-foot industrial facility at Southern California Logistics Centre in Victorville. The company said it will act as a future warehouse and distribution hub for a “multinational consumer products company” but declined to name the client, citing a nondisclosure agreement. The new facility should open by May 2022. (Courtesy of Stirling Capital Investments)
Another massive warehouse for Victorville
Stirling Capital Investments is building an 819,964-square-foot industrial facility at Southern California Logistics Centre in Victorville.
The company said it will act as a future warehouse and distribution hub for a “multinational consumer products company” but declined to name the client, citing a nondisclosure agreement.
The new facility at the 43-acre site will be fully occupied upon completion, Stirling said, and should open by May 2022.
Stirling is planning to break ground in May. Fullmer Construction is the general contractor for the project.
To date, Stirling Capital Investments said it has developed more than 4 million square feet of industrial space at SCLC.
“Companies that locate here realize meaningful economic benefits and cost savings,” says Gordon Cope, director of finance at Stirling Development. “With an abundant workforce immediately available in the community, and the ability to grow, the value in selecting SCLC for your regional presence is indisputable.”
John McMillan at Newmark represented the tenant, and Jay Dick, executive vice president of CBRE represented Stirling.
This office building with nearly 40,000 square feet has been sold for $6.950 million in Corona, according to NAI Capital. The seller was Rimpau, Calif Square, and the buyer was Davenport Partners. The two-story, garden-style complex at 1101 California Ave. was built in 1990. (Courtesy of NAI Capital Commercial’S Investment Services Group)
Corona offices sell for nearly $7M
An office building in Corona has been sold for $6.950 million to Davenport Partners, according to NAI Capital.
The 39,362-square-foot, two-story garden-style building at 1101 California Ave. was built in 1990. It was 91% leased at the time of sale.
John Bosko and Bob Bush with NAI Capital Commercial’s Investment Services Group negotiated the sale of for the seller, Rimpau, Calif Square.
“Well maintained multi-tenant office buildings in strategic locations, like this one in Corona, are seeing investor demand,” said Bush.
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