Top 10 Jobs and Internships in Hidden Hills, California

Los Angeles Suburbs to the West

The City of Hidden Hills, California is another wealthy city in Southern California and a Los Angeles suburb to the west. In the San Fernando Valley, Hidden Hills is Number 7 on the BusinessWeek Wealthiest 25 Cities in America. The city is also a gated community and a neighborhood of mansions. A large number of jobs, particularly in Healthcare and other service industries, are available around this community and it sits in a favorite tourist region in this part of the state. Service jobs are in high demand in wealthier areas of the country, as a time saving measure for local consumers as well as visitors.

Hidden Hills is very near the Ventura County line, another favorite tourist location. This is also where Erle Stanley Gardner kept law offices and wrote many of his Perry Mason mysteries. The area is full of history. The work of writers, artists, and actors; and the cultures of Native American groups (like the Chumas) and Spanish influences cover this region.

This particular city and neighborhood has no street lights or sidewalks. This implies that there is no on-street parking allowed. However, the community of about 2,000 residents (descended mostly from the German, Russian, English, and Polish) is equipped with split rail fences painted white, along with a number of bridle paths. The gating of the community begun in the 1950s ensures that crime and vandalism are minimized. However, the area is lovely and passersby can view the large mansions and the well kept grounds from outside; and stop at the gate and inquire about visiting and activities. The areas outside of the community are equally as well maintained and the county and its cities and towns are invested in sustainability and creating greenspaces.

A mission in the San Fernando Valley in 1900.
A mission in the San Fernando Valley in 1900. | Source

Wealth

Bloomberg analysts' figures for 2008 are compared here with US Census figures of 2010

  • Average income 2008: $318,843 [INCREASE+6% from 2000 - 2008]
  • Average income 2010: $ 87,782/individual; $270,621/household [DECREASE of -15.12%]
  • Unemployment Rate for Hidden Hills 2/2011: 12.60% This is unusual, to have a high unemployment rate in a wealthy gated community.

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  • Average Net Worth 2008: $1,630,085
  • Average Net Worth 2010: Unknown.

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Zillow real estate data:

  • Price Range: $7.6 Million to $1.3 Million, with one in foreclosure and up for auction.
  • Median Price: $3,299,000
  • Rentals: 3 rentals for $7,500 to $19,500 monthly rent.

Overall, residents of Hidden Hills are described as two-income families, largely aged 40 - 60, with about 10% in their 30s as well; with advanced academic degrees and children. Some are called the Urban Eliteby Zillow and bloggers, in that they are the wealthiest and have household incomes in the highest percentiles. On-third have household incomes of over $500,000 annually. Part of this elite group comprises immigrants that work in high-salary occupations, a realization of American Dreams. Still, unemployment stands at over 12% and the bulk of workers here are employed in the Professions, Finance, and Management jobs.

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Ronald Reagan Library

Ronald Reagan Tomb, Monument, and Library in Simi Valley CA, near to and just northwest of Hidden Hills.
Ronald Reagan Tomb, Monument, and Library in Simi Valley CA, near to and just northwest of Hidden Hills.

Attractions

  • California Wildlife Center
  • City Recreation - Hidden Hills Community Association and Community Center; 24549 Long Valley Road. Includes parks, greenspace, horse related services, riding arenas, tennis club, swimmnig pool, summer programs, performing arts center.
  • Lasky Mesa Movie Filming Set - From the Silent Era to the Golden Age that lasted through the 1950s. Visit this link and plan at least a full day in this area. Hidden Hills was used in 2007 to film parts of The Assassination of Jesse James.
  • Las Virgenes Malibu Council of Governments - A coalition of Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, and Westlake Village.
  • Leonis Adobe Museum
  • Malibu Creek State Park - Just west of Hidden Hills.
  • Ronald Reagan Library Complex
  • Salvation Army Camp
  • Upper Virgenes Canyon Preserve

 

Historic Landmarks

Miguel and Espritu Leonis Adobe, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas CA, adjacent to Hidden Hills.
Miguel and Espritu Leonis Adobe, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas CA, adjacent to Hidden Hills.

Employment and Industry Trends

In Spring 2011 at the end of March, at least 96,000 jobs were listed within a 25 mile radius of Hidden Hills. Most of the highest demand jobs in this market area circle were all listed in service industries: Healthcare, Food/Dining, and Retail Sales Industries. The top five suburbs in which these jobs are most often located are Los Angeles, Burbank, Thousand Oaks, Santa Monica, and El Segundo.

The job market has fluctuated locally in dramatic changes from Summer 2005 - Spring 2011, but rises after January 2011, to Spring. The Healthcare Industry jobs often required the most extensive training and credentialing, but OJT, on the job training, is a major component of food related jobs and sales. However, increasing numbers of position in both require an undergraduate college degree for advancement into management, and these industry sectors do not often offer tuition reimbursement or assistance.

Hiring Companies

  1. CyberCoders
  2. Bank Of America
  3. Pizza Hut, McDonald's and other dining
  4. Kaiser Permanente - Health
  5. Amgen
  6. AT&T
  7. Search One Staffing
  8. Apple One Staffing
  9. Ajilon Professional Staffing
  10. Kforce Professional Staffing
  11. UCLA Health System
  12. Cedars-Sinai

Highest Demand Jobs

  1. Pizza Hut staff positions: Crew, Managers and Assistant Managers, Drivers, Shift Leaders, and others.
  2. Physical Therapists
  3. Occupational Therapists
  4. Shift Supervisors - various fields
  5. Baristas - Starbucks and others
  6. Registered Nurses:RNs
  7. Project Managers - IT
  8. Salespeople
  9. Crew positions - assembly, production, fast food.
  10. Student Internships

Others:

  • Software Engineers
  • Business Analysts
  • Account Executives
  • Accountants and related Managers

 

Average Salaries in Hidden Hills CA, 2011

Job Title in Hidden Hills Area
Average Salary
Physical Therapist
$93,000
Registered Nurse (RN) 
$73,000 
Undergrad Internship
$44,000
Pizza Hut, all Jobs 
$43,000 
Salespeople 
$38,000 
Data Provided by Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com via US Census Bureau.

Undergraduate Internships are Avaiable Yearly With

  1. AT&T
  2. Amgen
  3. CBS Corporation
  4. CBS Television Network
  5. Walt Disney Company
  6. The Aerospace Corporation
  7. ABC
  8. Showtime
  9. The Boeing Company
  10. Walt Disney Animation Studios
  11. Woodbury University
  12. Fox Networks Group

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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

1. Hiding Hills 2. Hiding in the Hills 3. Hiding from the Hills, 4. Hill Climbing 5. Running from Hillbillies 6. Making Mountains out of Molehills 7. Making fun of Beverly Hills, 8. Name people with Hill or Bill in their names 9. Moving Under Hills 10. Best Job of all 'King of the Hill'


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Quite a litany! Amen.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Patti, your hubs are always so interesting, I can't resist them, but I've run out of superlatives. All I can do is vote up and very useful.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Thak you for continuing to read these, Fay! I am digging through several resources, figuring statistics, and compiling infomration that people might be able to use. I hope it is effective as well as interesting. Thanks for your votes and rating!


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susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

Another really good and interesting hub. I always look forward to yiur articles.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you Patty, for showing these colonial styled houses. I love them.


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AllSuretyBonds 5 years ago

Another great Hub from you as always Patty. I agree that the health-care jobs are the ones that require the most training and credentials but are by far one of the top paying jobs. Health-care is a great field to get into and very stable.

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