The Dallas Fort Worth area is the fastest-growing metro area in Texas and the nation. The DFW Metroplex is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, with a population of 6,700,991, according to 2012 data. That’s a gain of over 1 million since 2000. What brings people to DFW? At least one reason is the jobs. The unemployment rate has been consistently lower than both the Texas and national averages: .35 and 1.2% lower in July of 2013, respectively. In addition, 18 DFW companies made the Fortune 500 list in 2013, including Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil Corp., and Dallas-based AT&T. There are more than 70,000 firms in the area, with 90,000 physical business establishments. Around 4% of those firms and 1% of physical establishments have more than 500 employees.
Like other areas in Texas, DFW has plenty of employment opportunities for those who choose to relocate here. In addition, CNBC named Texas America’s Top State for Business in July 2012. The area has also consistently had a low cost of living, around the same as Houston, and considerably lower than Austin. With plenty of opportunities, it’s no wonder the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has seen such growth.
The following is a list of the top 25 largest employers in the DFW area, ranked by how many employees they have locally. If you’re looking for a job in the DFW area, it’s a good place to start.
AMR is the world’s largest airline, and serves 250 cities across 40 countries, with thousands of daily flights. The company’s main headquarters are in Fort Worth and include the American, American Eagle, and American Connection lines. AMR was named the World’s Leading Airline to North America in 2012 by World Travel Awards.
Bank of America is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, and as of 2010, is the fifth-largest company in the United States by revenue. B of A serves small and middle-market businesses and individual customers with everything from investing, to asset management, to banking.
As one of the largest faith-based, non-profit health care systems in the nation, Texas Health Resources (THR) has 14 hospitals and more than 19,000 employees in the DFW area. Texas Health Resources was named in one of the top 25% of National Top Workplaces in 2013 by the Dallas Morning News.
With schools spread across 384 square miles, Dallas ISD serves 157,000 students in 220 schools in the cities of Dallas, Cockrell Hill, Seagoville, Addison, Wilmer, and parts of other areas, including Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Garland, and others.
Baylor’s largest campus is the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and provides excellent patient care as well as teaching and medical research. For the last 19 years, the hospital has been named one of America’s best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.
Over the last century, AT&T has provided customers with innovative products and quality customer service. The company now has the largest 4G network in the United States, serving almost 3 million people with more than 32,000 WiFi hotspots around the nation. In 2013, AT&T U-verse was ranked highest in customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Powers.
Lockheed Martin provides innovations in aeronautics, information systems, global solutions, missiles and fire control, mission systems and training, and space systems. The company made $47.2 billion in sales in 2012 and was ranked 58th on the 2012 Fortune 500 list of largest industrial corporations. The Fort Worth facility builds mainly military aircraft, such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-117 Nighthawk.
JP Morgan is one of the largest banks in Texas. It serves 21 million households, services 7 million mortgages, and has more than 1.6 million customers worldwide. The American Customer Satisfaction Index named the company number one in customer satisfaction in 2012. Its Dallas headquarters is in the JP Morgan Chase Tower, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city with over 55 stories.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has three degree-granting institutions that train 4,600 medical, graduate and health professional students per year. The center cares for nearly 90,000 hospitalized patients and receives more than 1.9 million outpatient visits per year, with an annual budget of around $1.86 billion.
The City of Dallas has a population of over 1,250,000 people and employs 12,836 of them. As the third-largest city in Texas, it is located mostly in Dallas county, but small portions are also in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwell counties.
HCA, Inc. was founded in 1968 and was one of the nation’s first hospital companies. The company provides around 4 or 5 percent of all medical care in the nation. HCA North Texas has numerous hospitals, imaging, and surgery centers throughout the DFW area, including the Denton Regional Medical Center, the Medical Center of Lewisville, and the Medical City Dallas Hospital, among others.
The Naval Air Station Forth Worth Joint Reserve Base was established in 1994 as the first Joint Reserve Base in the country. It is made up of 40 separate commands and its 11,350 personnel include active-duty military, Guardsmen, Reservists, and civilian employees.
In 1775, Benjamin Franklin appointed the first Postmaster General and the United States Postal Service was born. USPS has processed 160 billion pieces of mail with 70,000 stores, banks, and kiosks around the country. The organization has the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the country and delivers mail in rain, sleet or snow.
The public school system of Fort Worth was founded in 1882, and today employs 10,129 teachers and staff. All hiring for the Fort Worth ISD is done through their Human Capital Management organization.
Kroger is one of the largest retail companies in the United States and was ranked number 23 on the 2013 Fortune 500 List. Kroger operates 2,424 supermarkets, 786 convenience stores, 328 fine jewelry stores, and 37 manufacturing plants. There are 206 Kroger-owned supermarkets in Texas, and 85 of those are in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area.
Texas Instruments designs and supplies semiconductors and digital signal processing solutions for the world market. Dallas is home to TI’s American operations, which has been on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List for 10 consecutive years.
Established in 1922, Raytheon achieved $25 billion in sales in 2011. The company provides a broad range of mission support systems, including state-of-the-art electronics and mission systems integration for customers around the world. Raytheon employs 8,700 people in 7 different facilities in the DFW area.
The first Target store opened in 1962, and in the very same year it gained the nickname “Tar-zhay.” The company has 1,778 stores in the U.S. and 82 in Canada, supporting 361,000 employees. DiversityInc Magazine ranked Target number 20 in its list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2013.
The United Parcel Service began as a messenger service in 1907 and has grown into a global corporation that services 2000 companies around the world. 2012 revenue was $54.1 billion, with a delivery rate of around 16.3 million packages daily. Though headquartered in Atlanta, GA, UPS employs 8,555 workers in the DFW area.
For more than a century, Parkland Health and Hospital has served Dallas County with talented medical professionals. Parkland has 14 medical centers in the Dallas area, including the Burn Intensive Care Unit, the Arrhythmia Management Center, and a Diabetes Treatment Center.
As an epicenter of economy and arts, everyone wants to be near Dallas-Fort Worth. As a result, many communities have sprung up around the Metroplex. However, there’s one community twenty minutes southeast of Dallas that outshines all of the rest, where there are more trees than towers, and the homes reflect the simple way of life that’s lived there at Wildcat Ranch.
Residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. There is something for everyone, from the Amenity Center with an expansive pool and Fitness Center to the dog parks to the miles of trails. Neighbors will congregate to take fitness classes together, watch their kids play on the tot lots, compete on the sports fields, and attend community events and parties together. The on-site school, Noble Reed Elementary, opened for its first school year in 2019.
The Wildcat Ranch Homes are priced from the $200’s and floor plans handcrafted to meet your needs. Choose from four award-winning home builders to construct your dream home: Beazer Homes, Express Homes and KB Homes. The Model Row Village will be available to tour this Spring. To learn more, get a free copy of our Wildcat Ranch Texas Digital brochure!
Source: Destination DFW