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Sustainability Jobs and Conventional Business in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated on July 9, 2021
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Ms. Inglish is successful at employment & training, with regional records of tens of thousands placed and retained in gainful employment.

 Lil' Red's Longhorn Saloon in the Stockyards District
Lil' Red's Longhorn Saloon in the Stockyards District | Source

Big Jobs in Texas Continue to Increase

Fort Worth has been recognized from 2008 through 2021 by and other publications as one of the Top 10 Best Cities for Jobs in America. This remained true during the Great Recession of 2008 - 2010 and even during the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 - 2022.

With continuing support for current businesses, Fort Worth is building its economy further with green and sustainable enterprises that create more new jobs while they strengthen the natural environment.

As the fifth largest city in the state, Forth Worth supports many major employers that include Fortune 500 firms. As part of the Greater Dallas - Fort-Worth - Arlington Metroplex, this city is the 16th largest in America with a population of over 700,000 during Census2010 and over 900,000 during Census2020--an increase of 29%

During the Great Recession of 2008-2010, the unemployment rate here remained under that of the nation, and job openings continued to increase. Except for brief shutdowns during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020 and 2021, the unemployment rate continued to be lower than the national average.

From 2014 through 2021, the organization called WalletHub found that Fort Worth, has been one of America's Top Five Best Cities to Find a Job.

U.S. Army Town Becomes a Big City

The city was founded after the Mexican-American War of 1848, before the Civil War, as a U.S. Army outpost near the Trinity River. Many interesting federally recognized sites commemorate this in the city's National Historic District. Today, Fort Worth is home to a huge federal contractor specializing in Information Security and Information Warfare.

Fort Worth became a commercial and livestock shipping city where many saloons and gambling venues emerged. This area of town, is the Saloon and Dance Hall District, or Hell's Half Acre. Today, this area focus of continuing revitalization plans.

USAF Jobs In Fort Worth

  • NAS JRB Fort Worth

    NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, under the oversight of the Commander Naval Air Reserve Forces, now hosts a variety of fighter/attack and airlift units from the reserve components of Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.

  • 10th Air Force - Home

    Tenth Air Force is headquartered at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Tenth Air Force is one of three numbered air forces in Air Force Reserve Command, and is responsible for command supervision of fighter, bomber, special..

  • 301st Fighter Wing - Home

Local U.S. Army Jobs

Increasing Industries internet job board that includes an app for tracking industry and job growth trends defined by number of openings listed on the board. For a radius of 25 miles around the center of Fort Worth, medical and healthcare Industry jobs are on a steeper increasing curve than jobs in general, with information technology jobs increasing at near the same pace. Green, sustainability industries are increasing as well.

Manufacturing, including livestock and meat processing, has fluctuated in strength from time to time, but post-Covid Pandemic, U.S.A. experienced a beef shortage that stimulated production. Life sciences and logistics/transportation are also targeted industries for development.

Top 10 Largest Fort Worth Employers

  1. American Airlines Inc./American Eagle/AMR (including Teleservice Resources) - Airline and Travel; Agency; telemarketing. Fortune 500 Company.
  2. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation: Railroads. Fortune 500.
  3. Texas Health Resources
  4. Lockheed Martin: Aerospace manufacturing, part of NASA Commercial Crew.
  5. Fort Worth Independent School District
  6. Bell Flight
  7. Naval Air Station Fort Worth
  8. Alcon Manufacturing: Eye care products. Largest company in the State of Texas. Fort Worth Independent School District
  9. DR Horton, Homebuilder. Fortune 500.
  10. Ben E. Keith Co.: 9th largest food and beverage distributor in America.

Top 10 High Demand Jobs in Fort Worth

Approximately 60,000 job openings for this city in mid-July 2021 included these in highest demand:

  1. CDL Licensed Truck Drivers
  2. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  3. Citi Company financial services jobs
  4. Restaurant jobs, all types
  5. Hotel Jobs
  6. Retail Salespersons
  7. Hospital Support Staff
  8. IT Engineers: Particularly at Lockheed Martin, part of NASA Commercial Crew
  9. Pharmacy Technicians
  10. Counselors and others at MHMR Tarrant County/Fort Worth

In addition, nearly 400 remote jobs (telecommuting) are listed for Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Sustainability is Increasing

  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport: This transportation hub hopes to become the global model for sustainability and green jobs in its 18,000-acre airport. This is the first airport in the North American continent to reach carbon neutrality, according to Melinda Pagliarello, director of environmental affairs in 2021.
  • Starfield Group Fort Worth-Alternative Energy: Information and products and services to both reduce the energy consumption of your home or business, improve its comfort and generate alternative energy in earth friendly ways that reduce oil consumption and provide energy security. 5000 Denton Highway # 261; Fort Worth, TX 76117

Fort Worth Stockyards at Exchange Ave
Fort Worth Stockyards at Exchange Ave | Source
National ranking out of 50 states, as of end 2006. Click to enlarge.
National ranking out of 50 states, as of end 2006. Click to enlarge.

The Urban Forestry Management Section has jurisdiction over the preservation and removal of trees on private property in accordance with Fort Worth City Ordinance. The City’s goal is to achieve a multi-aged urban forest for sustainable ecological balance, with thirty percent tree canopy city-wide.

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U.S. Army Base, Forth Worth:
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Fort Worth Airport:
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Fort Worth Central Station, first named the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center, near Downtown.
Fort Worth Central Station, first named the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center, near Downtown. | Source

Ground Transportation

The local railroads form one of the city's top 10 major employers. The city's busy Central Station offers the following means of transportation at 1001 Jones Street, zip code 76102.

  • Amtrak's Texas Eagle and Heartland Flyer trains
  • Greyhound Bus Lines
  • TEXRail: This is a commuter rail line between Fort Worth and the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
  • Trinity Metro: This city bus service travels to many suburbs in Tarrant County on over 40 bus lines.
  • Trinity Railway Express: Light rail/commuter rail through Dallas and Fort Worth.

El Rio Grande Latin Market, hot food serving line.
El Rio Grande Latin Market, hot food serving line. | Source

New Business Expansions

  • ALDI: Discount grocery stores from Germany.
  • BAP Image Systems, from Germany: High Speed cameras and scanners.
  • Ben E. Keith Beverage Distributors: First hybrid electric-diesel engine tractor.
  • Capital Bar and Norwood Condos - Clay Mazur
  • Casa Villa Apartments - new owners and financing.
  • Dixie House Café: Three locations in the city.
  • El Rio Grande Supermercado: 45,000+ sq. ft. expansion in a Latin food market. 11411 Hillguard Rd. Dallas, TX 75243.
  • Fort Worth South Inc.: $1,400,000,000 is the yearly income provided by the city's South Side in the 2000s. Crime has decreased by 80%.
  • Public Communications Services Inc.- R&D and Manufacturing.
  • Southwest to Northeast Rail
  • Z’s Café in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

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City CenterDowntown architecture.Forth Worth Water GardensMuseum of Science and HistoryCity Library
City Center
City Center | Source
Downtown architecture.
Downtown architecture. | Source
Forth Worth Water Gardens
Forth Worth Water Gardens | Source
Museum of Science and History
Museum of Science and History | Source
City Library
City Library | Source

Colleges and Universities

Fort Worth of Yesteryear: Saloons much like that in Hell's Half Acre on the Near South Side.
Fort Worth of Yesteryear: Saloons much like that in Hell's Half Acre on the Near South Side. | Source

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2009 Patty Inglish MS


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