New High Demand Jobs in Texarkana

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Texarkana Industry Success

Most jobs advertised for Texarkana are found in the industries of retail sales and food service at all levels. Defense and healthcare sectors maintain the largest numbers of employees.

Although agriculture, child care, and elementary and middle school level education jobs were projected to expand currently though 2016, no evidence was seen of this in 2009 - 2013 job listings. No evidence was found of this as late as the end of 2016.

The projected growth began to appear in the wake of large Stimulus Funding projects beginning Summer 2009 - 2013. The area population is increasing gradually into the 2010s and justifies the additional educational and child care services jobs emerging in 2015.

Texarkana is considered a crossroads in the three-state region for transportation, commerce, culture, historical installations, and retirement living. A number of developed retirement communities exist in Texarkana in both sides of the city, along with upscale golf courses and family recreation.

Historic sites and annual festivals of many types attract additional Travel and Tourism dollars yearly.

Leading Job Listings Advertised Daily

  1. Retail Sales Consultants, Salespeople, and Sales Supervisors
  2. Store Managers and Assistant Managers
  3. Patient Care Technicians
  4. Environmental Services Technicians
  5. CNA - Certified Nurse's Aides - This job title matches government projections shown above for the list of highest numbers of job openings and fastest increasing job titles.
  6. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  7. Nurses-LVN/LPN – Vocation and Practical
  8. Medical Assistants
  9. Food Service Managers
  10. Occupational and Physical Therapists

Hospitals in Texarkana for Healthcare Jobs

Largest Companies in the Metro Area

  1. Red River Army Depot
  2. CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System
  3. Cooper Tire Manufacturing Facility
  4. Walmart Supercenter: Two stores in the city, one located in each state.
  5. Wadley Regional Medical Center
  6. Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc
  7. Cities of Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas
  8. Collum and Carney Clinic
  9. Truman Arnold Companies: Aviation and Energy.
  10. Day and Zimmerman: Ammunition manufacturers.
  11. E-Z Mart: 28 locations in or near Texarkana.

Labor Projections

Below are the forecasted new job openings in Texarkana through 2022. A few of the occupational titles listed match current and increasing job openings found on Indeed.com, the search engine providing the widest coverage of job openings and trends.

Several of the job titles listed in the column below left match those listed in the next two sections and the matches are printed in bold type.

Highest Numbers of Jobs Projected

  1. Personal/Homecare Aides
  2. Retail Salespersons
  3. Farmers & Ranchers
  4. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  5. All Food Prep and Service Staff - Includes fast food and full service waitstaff
  6. Farmworkers and related Laborers - Agricultural crops, not animal production.
  7. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  8. Customer Service Reps
  9. Child Care related workers
  10. Nursing Aides and related support staff
  11. Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  12. Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Job Openings Increasing Fastest

  1. Personal/Homecare Aides
  2. Cooks for restaurants
  3. Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  4. Waitstaff
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  6. Child Care Workers
  7. Customer Service Representatives
  8. Tellers - Banks, credit unions, related.
  9. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  10. Mainstream Middle School Teachers not Voc-Ed

A Metro Area That Crosses Borders

Texas and Arkansas

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Crossing State Lines

Before there was a city incorporated on the spot, Texarkana was the name given to the juncture of the three states of Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. The incorporated city lies in Bowie County TX, named after James Bowie, and in Miller County, Arkansas..

Beginning about the time of the American Civil War, the name "Texarkana" was bestowed on entities such as riverboats, beverages, businesses, crossroads, and others. Today, Texarkana is one city, but has a separate mayor for each of the Texas and Arkansas portions of the city.

By the 1940s, several railroads crossed through this area, creating the transportation avenues needed to make Texarkana a regional shipping and industrial hub. Agricultural products, timber, and mineral deposits formed the local economy. US Army installations during WWII added to this economy.

Healthcare is a leading industry in the Greater Texarkana Area, along with Retail and Wholesale Sales, gauging by the numbers of sales-related positions open in the city and county.

Ace of Clubs House Museum

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The Ace of Clubs was won long ago in a poker hand containing the Ace of Clubs. Today,it is one of many colorful local museums.The shared County Courthouse and Post Office straddles the border at one end of State Line Avenue. On the Texas side, alcohol is licensed tand sold, but not on the Arkansas side of town. On the Arkansas side, lottery tickets are legal.
The Ace of Clubs was won long ago in a poker hand containing the Ace of Clubs. Today,it is one of many colorful local museums.
The Ace of Clubs was won long ago in a poker hand containing the Ace of Clubs. Today,it is one of many colorful local museums.
The shared County Courthouse and Post Office straddles the border at one end of State Line Avenue. On the Texas side, alcohol is licensed tand sold, but not on the Arkansas side of town. On the Arkansas side, lottery tickets are legal.
The shared County Courthouse and Post Office straddles the border at one end of State Line Avenue. On the Texas side, alcohol is licensed tand sold, but not on the Arkansas side of town. On the Arkansas side, lottery tickets are legal.

Old Texarkana

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High-Speed Rail for Success

High Speed Rail: Texarkana, Texas/Arkansas

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High Speed Rail and New Jobs

Having been a crossroads for multiple railway lines and systems, Texarkana is considering high speed rail as the future of transportation in the metro area. The Arkansas Highway Commission has sought funds to study the benefits of high-speed rail to connect Texarkana to Little Rock and Little Rock to Memphis, Tennessee.

High speed passenger rail service between Little Rock and Memphis would create new jobs, because previous rail tracks were taken up after rail service became unavailable in that transportation corridor. Stimulus Package fund may be applied to the high speed rail study and toward the creation of related rail construction jobs.This additional mode of transport will bolster the Travel and Tourism Industry and provide business people with quick travel options.

Stimulus Package infrastructure projects will revitalize a problem-bound national railway system and bring another transportation option to personal and business travel in America. The projects themselves will create new jobs, many of them permanent.
Stimulus Package infrastructure projects will revitalize a problem-bound national railway system and bring another transportation option to personal and business travel in America. The projects themselves will create new jobs, many of them permanent.

© 2009 Patty Inglish

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RVDaniels 7 years ago from Athens, GA

A great deal of useful information. Thanks.


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skgrao 7 years ago from Bangalore City - INDIA.

Texarkana - I am telling my frend's son to meet you he may get a pink slip in NY it seems.

Can you give me your e-mail ID.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

RVDaniels - Thanks very much; I think the high speed rail will be a real plus.

skgrao - Thanks for commenting. You can contact me where it says"Contact" in the right sidebar near the top of the page. I'd be happy to help in any way I can.


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manujkhera 7 years ago from India

Really very helpful article......Thanks for sharing.


skgrao profile image

skgrao 7 years ago from Bangalore City - INDIA.

Looks like our boys and girls have over looked this place.

They must not go to Australia.


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Jennifer Bhala 7 years ago from Upstate New York

Too bad the railways were wrecked when cars became popular


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for all the comments! I truly want development of new jobs to continue in Texarkana, spurred on by High Speed Rail. We lost a lot of jobs and transportation in Ohio when passenger railroads and Greyhound buslines cut routes drastically in the last 5-6 years; and new jobs were rather a long time in appearing. Southern Ohio was hardest hit. Currently, a new passenger railway from Cincinnati - Columbus - Cleveland is projected for somewhere between 2012 - 2020 and the sooner, the better. The old 3-C used to carry a lot of passengers. In Columbus, we are hoping also for a new streetcar line straight up Route 23 to the suburbs. Greyhound adjusted some routes and service times and run pretty good service and Trailways & Indian Trails buses with which they partner are fantastic in good service and quick, inexpensive transportation.

Best wishes to Texarkana and transportation development!

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