City of Fort Worth
1000 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
The City of Fort Worth is broken into
9 districts, and is located in Tarrant and
Denton Counties. As one of the fastest-growing cities over the last decade,
the city is expected to exceed 1 million
people by 2030.
JPS Health Network
3301 Stalcup Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-702-2839 • www.jpshealthnet.org
The JPS Health Network was founded in
1906 with the John Pete Smith Hospital.
The network has 52 locations throughout
Tarrant and Denton counties, including
Tarrant County’s only Level I Trauma
Center, 19 pediatric centers, six dental
centers, and 4 behavioral centers.
So, you like what Dallas/Fort Worth has to offer and you’ve decided to make the
big move to the Lone Star State. Good for you! Now it’s time to jump those hurdles
and make it happen. Assuming you’re not moving to start your own business, one
of the most important hurdles is the question, “Where am I going to work?” The
answer is just a few clicks away.
Most, if not all, of the Web sites owned by DFW-area businesses and associations,
from the local drug store to government to Fortune 500 international conglomerates
and beyond, have on them pages dedicated to profiling available employment
positions, along with instructions or applications enabling people to throw their
names into the employment hat, so to speak. If you are interested in employment
with a specific company, seeing what jobs are available is little more than a quick
search through its Web site: follow the links entitled “jobs” or “employment” and
In doing so, keep in mind that there are as many ways to organize a Web site as there
are businesses, so employment pages are easier to find on some business sites than
others. If an employment link is not readily obvious, most sites have “search” boxes
that online visitors can use to look for specific items or information using keywords,
such as, in the case of work, the aforementioned “jobs” or “employment.”
Should one’s employment desires in Dallas/Fort Worth be less particular in terms
of what company one works for, there are many Web sites whose main purpose is
employment, where businesses can post ads about open positions that perspective
employees can search and apply. While each of them is set up differently,
most work in much the same way. Jobs are organized into several searchable
categories, such as location, professional category (“healthcare, “marketing” or
“arts,” to name a few), keyword, income, frequency of work (part- or full-time, per
diem, temporary, etc.), and the like. One can opt for a simple search (location,
professional category, and/or keyword) or an advanced search, which can be
tailored any number of ways to fit the searcher’s needs.
There is a wide degree of variation in the employment submission process, from
a simple e-mail with one’s resume attached to extensive online applications that
can include competency tests. However, most online
employment presences, be it corporate-specific or an
employment clearing house, have on them methods by
which potential employees can save and edit their initial
applications, thereby saving time and effort with future
job applications should initial employment requests don’t
Below is a short listing of major employment sites one
can explore to find open employment positions in the
DFW area. It is by no means all-inclusive, but rather is
meant as a springboard to launch one’s foray into
the DFW job market. A good strategy would be to visit
several employment sites during one’s job search to
more effectively blanket an area. While some overlap
does occur, it’s worth it to wade through jobs that
appear on multiple sites to find those unique gems.
(Note: Presence of the employment sites on the list to the right does not
illustrate an association with or endorsement by ARG Publications, LLC or
FINDING A JOB
careerbuilder.com | A very comprehensive national employment
site, it is also featured on DFW’s two main newspapers, The Dallas
Morning News and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
monster.com | Another well equipped and organized national
employment site, it is also affiliated with The Dallas Morning News.
jobing.com | An easy-to-use site. Type in a city or zip code to gain
access to region-specific jobs. The company behind Jobing.com
also organizes and hosts periodic job fairs.
regionalhelpwanted.com | This is a family of area-specific jobs sites
encompassing the entire nation. This site servicing the Metroplex is
craigslist.org | Usually associated with buying and selling goods, Craig’s
List is often an overlooked source of employment opportunities.
twc.state.tx.us | Official website of the Texas Workforce Commission.
Register for work, apply online, match jobs and build resumes.