Top 10 Hot Jobs for the Arlington, Irving and Plano Corridor

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Corridor of 10,000 Jobs

From west to east, Arlington, Irving, and Plano, Texas are smaller cities within the Dallas-Fort Worth market area. All three of these cities offer substantial numbers of job openings - several 1000s - in a range of career fields. Successful before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided Stimulus funds, this trio has begun developing additional new jobs as well.

These three suburbs of Dallas are connected along a distance of just about 38 miles, shown on the map below.

Arlington-Irving-Plano Corridor - Suburbs of Dallas/Ft. Worth

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Unemployment Lower than National Average

The Unemployment Rate around Texas was lower in the state than found in the nationwide US average before the Recession of 2008 - 2009 and before and during the distribution of ARRA Stimulus Funds. While an alarm went up in the media that national unemployment was 9.5% in June '09, Texas created an overall average of 7.5% for the same month, 2% lower; but it might creep higher and that was troublesome to state officials and horrific for Texas workers and job seekers and their families.

Still, it was time for Texas Workforce to step in and prevent further job loss and the premature ending of UI Benefits before enough new jobs were available for most unemployed persons in the state. With only 10% of the ARRA Stimulus Program funds of February 2009 distributed nationally nearly 6 months later, it became important to take quicker action.

At the same time, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) decided to insitute an extension of 13 additional weeks of Unemployment Benefits to the state's eligible unemployed workers by the end of July. This was done to help unemployed workers weather the wait for Simulus Package-created jobs to become available and the natural trend of new jobs creation in Texas to expand.

The corridor created by the Dallas western suburbs, Arlington, Irving and Plano, is interesting in that these three cities

  1. Rank high↑ in job listings found by across Internet sites and
  2. Show job listing increases↑ since 2005 overall and more markedly since January 2009.

While the overall Unemployment rate for the huge Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex reached 8.1% for June (higher by some media sources), Arlington-Irving-Plano seemed in better shape than the larger area. Additional UI benefits to this corridor's unemployed could only help further from August - November '09.

Taking into consideration the cities Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, and Plano, Texas; 58,600+ jobs are listed as open in July 2009, despite an unemployment rate in the larger metroplex of 8.1%

Largest Job Listers

  1. Citi - Banking and finance.
  2. Baylor Health Care
  3. Broadview Security
  4. JPMorgan Chase - Banking and finance
  5. AppleOne Corporate HQ
  6. Robert Half Finance & Accounting
  7. Michaels
  8. All About Staffing
  9. Deloitte
  10. Siemens Building Technologies

Job Trends in Irving

Actual employment listings in Irving, Texas are more diverse than Arlington or Plano and include the following top job opeinngs. These jobs fall into the category of Information Technology, Sales, Accounting, and Healthcare.

  1. IT Engineers
  2. IT Software Design Engineers
  3. Assistant Managers
  4. IT Support Software Design Engineers
  5. Staff Accountants
  6. Outbound Sales Call Center Reps
  7. IT Developers - Various software, programs, and systems.
  8. Customer Service Representatives
  9. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  10. Retail Sales Representatives
  11. Sales Managers
  12. Drinking Water Consultants - environment.

Rangers Ball Park, Arlington

Major Job Listing Companies

  1. Arlington Memorial Hospital
  2. Apple One
  3. Medical Center of Arlington
  4. Voyage Healthcare
  5. Blockbuster
  7. Medical Connections
  8. All About Staffing
  9. Critical Connection
  10. Texas Health Resources
  11. Sonic Drive-In
  12. Booz Allen Hamilton
  13. University of Texas at Arlington

Employment Trends for Arlington

Total actual job listings in Arlington, Texas are led by these open positions, predominately in Sales and related sectors:

  1. Assistant Managers
  2. Physical Therapists & Assistants
  3. General Managers
  4. Sales Managers
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  6. Customer Service Reps
  7. Retail Salespersons
  8. Collections Professionals
  9. Inside Salespeersons
  10. Retail Sales Leaders


Plano, Texas

Top Job Listers

These openings are abundant and invovle Information Technology, Sales, and Healthcare. Major employers listing jobs include:

  1. Perot Systems
  2. Baylor Health Care
  3. ASAP Staffing LLC
  4. Mortgage Sales and Fulfillment
  5. Volt Workforce Solutions
  6. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
  7. Capital One
  8. Axelon Services
  9. All About Staffing
  10. Various IT companies


Employment Environment in Plano

Plano offers the highest number of job openings among the three cities in this business corridor and the top job listings include:

  1. Autonomy Developers - IT
  2. Project Managers - IT
  3. Physical Therapists - Healthcare
  4. ECG Development Analysts - IT and Business
  5. Java Developers - IT
  6. Salespersons
  7. Customer Service Representatives
  8. Assistant Managers
  9. Portal Lead Developers - IT
  10. RN Supervisors, Licensed Nurses, and CNA's - Healthcare
  11. Default Department Senior Managers - Financial collections
  12. Java Vignette Portal Lead Developers - IT
  13. Finance Technology Project Managers - IT
  14. Master Data Technology Project Managers - IT
  15. Director of Emergency Services - Healthcare


Top Jobs in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, and Plano.

Only 38 miles spans the corridor from Arlington up to Plano, with Dallas very close to the east and Fort Wroth a bit father on.

Top Job Listings among 44,000 in these 5 related Cities:

  1. Physical Therapists - Texas needs more than any other State in the Uhion.
  2. Sales Managers
  3. Assistant Managers
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. Salespersons
  6. Part time sales and customer service jobs
  7. Sales Representatives
  8. Restaurant and related Shift Supervisors
  9. Assistant Store Managers
  10. General Managers

Leading jobs are in sales and service and healthcare.

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Jenny30 7 years ago from Canada

interesting hub! I have always wanted to go to Texas! I didn't know that they had a low unemployment rate!

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Hi Jenny30 - Success to you in your wishes to visit Texas. It can be pretty hot during the summer, but some folks like the the anyway. Some areas of the state have a lower rate - 5+%, but some have a bit higher than Dallas. They seem to be doing better than the national average overall.

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Sandyspider 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Love the Hub. Beautiful photos.

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