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

Updated on March 2, 2017
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Ms. Inglish is an award-winning Employment & Training pro with regional records and tens of thousands placed into gainful employment.

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Irving/Las Colinas, Texas is home to a world recognized equestrian center and polo club. Other attractions include water and amusement parkrs, the ballet, theaters, symphonies, art museums and Pro Sports in football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. | Source

A Corridor of 70,000 Job Openings

From west to east, Arlington, Irving, and Plano, Texas are smaller cities within the Dallas-Fort Worth market area that offer substantial numbers of job openings in a range of career fields.

Successful even before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided stimulus funds, this trio of towns began developing additional new jobs from 2009 - 2017.

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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C markerPlano -
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Irving Business and Jobs

Actual employment listings in Irving, Texas are more diverse than Arlington or Plano and include the following top job openings.

These jobs fall into the category of Information Technology, Sales, Accounting, and Healthcare.

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

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

Arlington Retail Openings

Rangers Ball Park, Arlington
Rangers Ball Park, Arlington | Source

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

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

Major Job Listing Companies

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

Plano: The Job Leader


Plano offers the highest number of job openings among the three cities in this business corridor.

Its job openings are abundant and involve Information Technology, Sales, and Healthcare.

  1. IT Autonomy Developers, Project Managers, Java Developers, and Portal Lead Developers
  2. Physical Therapists
  3. ECG Development Analysts: IT and Business
  4. Retail Salespersons
  5. Customer Service Representatives
  6. Assistant Managers
  7. RN Supervisors, Licensed Nurses & CNA's: Healthcare and Travel Medicine
  8. Default Department Senior Managers: Financial Collections
  9. IT Finance and Master Data Technology Project Managers
  10. Director of Emergency Services: Emergency Medicine

Top Job Listers

  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

Larger Combined Metro Area Jobs

Dallas - Fort Worth Market Area

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

Top Job Listings among 68,000+ in these 5 related Cities:

  1. Physical Therapists: Texas needs more than any other State in the Union.
  2. Registered Nurses (RNs), LPNs and support staff
  3. IT Positions
  4. Sales Managers
  5. Managers and Assistant Managers
  6. Occupational Therapists
  7. Salespersons
  8. Sales Representatives
  9. Restaurant and Related Shift Supervisors
  10. General Managers, all fields

Leading jobs are in Sales and Service, and Healthcare/Medicine.

Sources,, Craigslist, The Texas Observer, The Star-Telegram, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Plano. Chamber of Commerce.

Unemployment Lower than National Average

The Unemployment Rate around Texas was than found nationwide before the Recession of 2008 - 2010.

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. By March 2017, the rate was down to 4.3%. Low Unemployment Rates mean that the state does not have enough job seekers for the jobs available.

The corridor bounded by the Dallas western suburbs Arlington, Irving, and Plano in the Dallas - Fort Worth Area is interesting in that these three cities

  1. Rank high in job listings found by and across Internet sites; and these cities
  2. Show job listing increases 2005 - 2017 overall and more markedly since January 2009.

© 2009 Patty Inglish

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    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Love the Hub. Beautiful photos.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from North America

      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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      Jennifer 8 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!