By Marion Gil |Staff Writer|
T.J. Maxx recently opened a store in San Bernardino, bringing the struggling city and its residents new job opportunities.
The store held its grand opening last Sunday, Nov. 3. The store brings 60 full and part-time jobs to the city and its residents.
San Bernardino declared bankruptcy last year, has lost many major employers over the last decade. As of August the unemployment rate in the San Bernardino area was 10.4 percent.
Many residents and owners of other San Bernardino stores are hopeful that the opening of T.J. Maxx in the area will be a signal to potential businesses that San Bernardino is recovering and has again become a viable place to open a business.
“I believe that T.J. Maxx should advertise more to make others aware that thy are in fact hiring,” said student Kassandra Garcia. Other residents are just glad San Bernardino is showing signs of recovery.
Opening the store in San Bernardino also means that residents will not have to travel to other cities and counties to go shopping and residents can instead stay local and spend money that circulates into and affects the city.
“I used to have to drive here and there and over there and all the way to Neverland to find a decent place to shop. With the opening of T.J. Maxx I can stay local while I shop for my family,” said one San Bernardino resident.
The store is located at 270 E. 40th Street, San Bernardino.