Ontario, California - Best City to Live and Work

  • Jobs in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Industries
  • Companies, Real Estate, Schools
  • Ontario is a city in San Bernardino County , located 37 miles east of Los Angeles (JOBS), 24 miles west of San Bernardino (JOBS), and 18 miles northwest of Riverside.

    Ontario, a community of more than 170,000, was founded in 1882, and was named for the Canadian province of Ontario by its founders, a pair of Canadian engineers. As explained on the city's website, "Founded as a Model Colony, based on innovation, planned development, community service and family values, the City of Ontario has become the economic heart of the region." The community's economy is mixed, and includes agriculture, warehousing, and services.

    The city enjoys 312 days of sun a year, and has moderate temperatures and low humidity year-round. A great place to enjoy the outdoors is at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, a 150-acre (61-hectare) day use park with opportunities for swimming, fishing, picnicking, and more. The city itself has two golf courses, a nine-hole and an 18-hole, and there are many more in the vicinity.

    The six-county region of Greater Los Angeles is home to about 900 life science companies. Onatrio a drive away from the area's largest life-science companies. Part of the Inland Empire, Ontario is home to Watson Pharmaceuticals and KC Pharmaceuticals Inc.. A drive away in the cities of Orange, Tustin and Irvine, you will find Ista Pharmaceuticals, Stason Pharmaceuticals, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., Zymo Research Corporation, Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cortex Pharmaceuticals, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Allergan Inc. Closer to the city of Los Angeles you will find Amgen and Catalyst Pharmaceutical Research.

    The Southern California Biomedical Council also known as SoCalBio is the trade association of the life-science industry in Greater Los Angeles. The mission of SoCalBio is to represent and promote medical device and biotechnology industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and the Inland Empire and Gold Coast.

    For more information about opportunities in Los Angeles, visit the Biotech Beachâ„¢ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.

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    Information and Links  
    Career JOBS
    Government City of Ontario
    Tourism Ontario Convention Center and Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Weather The Weather Channel
    Real Estate  
      Inland Valleys Association of Realtors
      Ontario CC and Ontario CVB (Hotels)
    Local News  
      Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    Local Transit  
    Public Schools  
      Chaffey Joint Union High School District
      Ontario-Montclair School District
      Mountain View School District
    Colleges + Universities  
      California Baptist University (Riverside)
      California State University, Fullerton
      California State University, San Bernardino
      Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga)
      Citrus College (Glendora)
      La Sierra University (Riverside)
      Pomona College (Claremont)
      Riverside Community College District
      San Bernardino Community College District
      San Bernardino Valley College
      University of California Riverside
    More Information  
      Ontario Chamber of Commerce