Off-campus Job Opportunities | West Coast Baptist College

Off-campus Job Opportunities

There are jobs available to WCBC students, and we will help you get one.

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California Minimum Wage and Economy

California offers a truly unique living experience in the United States. The amazing topography and world-famous weather are not the only benefits of living and studying in this amazing state. California's minimum wage is currently $14 per hour and legislation has already passed that will increase this wage to $15 per hour on January 1, 2022. When you are considering the cost of college, be sure you factor the local minimum wage into your calculations. The gross financial difference between a $9 per hour minimum wage and a $15 per hour minimum wage is significant. For a student working 20 hours per week each week of a 14 week semester, this $6 per hour difference means an extra gross income of $1,680 per semester or $3,360 per year.

Jobs Are Available to WCBC Students

We are dedicated to providing our students with as many job resources and opportunities as possible. This is part of our broad view of financial aid. Because of the testimony of our current and past students, many employers strongly prefer to hire our students whenever possible. Lancaster's mayor, Rex Parris, describes WCBC students as, "...the most sought after people to do jobs that... traditionally go to college students."* From local restaurants, retail, warehouse, and manufacturing jobs, to employment and partnerships with major national and international organizations, WCBC's students are currently experiencing one of the greatest economic opportunities its enrolled students have ever seen.

Job Listing Portal

Our local known job listings portal is available to all of our newly accepted student applicants and active students from anywhere in the world. Our Office of Financial Aid provides a list of hiring employers along with direct links to their online application process. Our team locates fresh employment opportunities regularly and helps to pair our students with those opportunities. This gives our students many extra special advantages to begin the job search process long before even moving to our campus.

Personal Employment Coaching

Any resident or online student can also receive personal coaching in resume development, job hunting, and interview skills from the Office of Financial Aid. Whether you have never made a resume before or you would just like some pointers on how to stand out in that group interview, we are here to help you succeed.

Income Creation Efforts

In addition, our Office of Financial Aid staff and college leadership are constantly, actively involved in developing new opportunities and partnerships to support students' financial needs. As a team, we are personally committed to partnering with each student until they secure the job they need.

Transportation

While seeking and after securing your job, having reliable transportation available to you is an absolute necessity. West Coast Baptist College is committed to assisting our students in this area as well by providing two transportation options. First, all students may ride the Job Seeker Shuttle at no cost to visit employers to follow up on applications with a face-to-face meeting. As long as students are seeking employment, this service is free. Once you are hired, a student may ride the Job Shuttle to and from work for only $3.00 each way – anywhere in a twelve-mile radius! Generally speaking, this is a much cheaper option than owning, operating, insuring, and registering, and maintaining your own vehicle.

Job Fairs

West Coast Baptist College hosts annual job fairs to allow students to connect with employers from around the Antelope Valley. Our primary Job Fair takes place during the opening week of college each fall and provides many great employment opportunities for students wanting work.

*June 4, 2020, WCBC Town Hall Virtual Event

Local Employers

Many companies—from national chains to mom and pop shops—love West Coast Baptist College students for their diligence, attitude and work ethic. Listed below are a few of the many companies in the area that hire WCBC students:

Staff Contact

Jeff Chessani

Assistant Director for Financial Aid

Current Employers

Able Academics

Accredited Respite Services, Inc.

Albertson's

All Promotions, Etc.

Antelope Valley Press

Antelope Valley Union High School District

Arrow Appliance

Autism Response Team

Auto Fox Recyclers

AV Bird Hatchery

Bath & Body Works

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Berrystar

Boys & Girls Club

Budget Mobile

Build-A-Bear

Burger King

Camille's Sidewalk Café

Chase Bank

Chipotle Mexican Grill

City of Lancaster

Coldstone Creamery

Comfort Inn

Comfort Keepers

CORD, Inc.

Costco

Cruz-Thru Car Wash

Dollar General

Domino’s

Eclipse Advantage (Rite-Aid Warehouse)

Embassy Suites

Encore Flight School

Family Christian Bookstore

Farley Bros. Moving

Farmer's Insurance

FedEx

Firehouse Subs

Frito Lay

God's Little Children Daycare

Goodwill

H & R Block

Harbor Freight Tools

Hewitt Financial Group

Holiday Inn Express

In-N-Out

It's a Grind

Jack in the Box

JoAnn Fabrics

JPE Hellenic Center

Kinder Care Learning Center

Kumon Learning Center

Lancaster Cares

Lancaster Healthcare

Lance Campers

Lawns R Us

Little Caesar’s Pizza

Lowe's

Macy's

McDonald's

Michael's Distribution Center

Milestone Family Learning Center

My Help Solutions

Northrop Grumman

Panda Express

Panera Bread

Paradise Furniture

Paragon Supply and Distribution

Party City

PCCSBS

People Helping People

PepBoys Auto Parts

Personal Touch Medical Billing

Pier 1 Imports

Pizza Hut

R. Rex Parris Law Firm

Rancho Village

Rise After School

Sam's Club

Sears

See’s Candies

Select Home Furnishings

Shaw Family Daycare

Sherwin Williams

Sierra Toyota Scion

Signature Fundraising

Solar City

Sonic

Sonshine Factory

Southern Kern Unified School District

Sports Authority

Sprint

Staples

Starbucks

Subway

Sunrun

Taco Bell

Target Optical

Team IP

Technology Alliance Group

The Habit

The Party Place

The UPS Store

Toys R Us

Training Station Preschool and Daycare

UPS Store

Verengo Solar

Vitamin World

Walgreens

WalMart

Wendell Cuffy State Farm

Wendy's

Wingstop

World Class Marketing

Yogurtland

Zales