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Top 10 Jobs for the Arlington-Plano Business Corridor

Updated on October 11, 2017
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A Corridor of Many 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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A markerArlington -
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B markerIrving -
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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.

High Demand Jobs

  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.

Top Hiring Companies

  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 Consistently Offers Many 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:

  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 Salespersons
  10. Retail Sales Leaders

Leading Hiring 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 is the Job Leader


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

Plano job openings are abundant (60,000+ in Autumn 2017) and involve

  • Information Technology
  • Sales, and
  • Healthcare.

High Demand Jobs

  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 Hiring Companies

  1. Perot Systems
  2. Baylor Health Care
  3. ASAP Staffing LLC: Various jobs; this is an employment agency.
  4. Mortgage Sales and Fulfillment
  5. Volt Workforce Solutions
  6. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
  7. Capital One Financial Services
  8. Axelon Services
  9. All About Staffing: Temp to Perm Placement
  10. Various IT companies

Combined Dallas - Fort Worth Market Area, with Suburbs

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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 80,000+ (October 2017) in these five 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.

Unemployment Lower than National Average

The official Unemployment Rate throughout the State of Texas was found to be consistently lower than the nationwide average before, during, and after the Recession of 2008 - 2010. By 2017, the Arlington Corridor produced increasing numbers of new jobs.

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.


  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Classified Ads from January 2017 - October 2017
  • Directory of Texas Workforce Centers and Services

    Find the TWC office near you if you live in Texas. Learn about UI Benefits, educational dollars, ARRA Projects needing workers, and other vital information.

  • from January 2016 - October 2017
  • from January 2016 - October 2017
  • Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
  • Plano Chamber of Commerce
  • The Texas Observer Business News Section
  • The Star-Telegram Classified Ads from January 2015 - October 2017
  • Home: Helping Texans Work Better.

    Free, comprehensive, easy-to-use site created by Texas Workforce Commission that matches employers and a variety of NEW jobs with job seekers.

© 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 USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      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!