Fort Worth is an energetic mix of cowboy history and art museums, and Fort Worth jobs are equally diverse. Workers assemble aircraft for Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter, work at the University of Texas, help the areas large school districts and are employed by major healthcare providers. Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the city shares a major airport but maintains its own separate identity.
Fort Worth has some big employers with even bigger payrolls in the city. AMR/American Airlines is the biggest employer in 2018 with about 25,000 workers followed by Lockheed Martin with 13,690. The Fort Worth school district employs 12,000 and its Arlington counterpart nearby has another 8,500. Texas Health Resources employs 12,000 workers. Naval Air Station / Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth keeps 10,000 occupied and the University of Texas at Arlington has 7,311 workers and about 40,000 students.
Many local employers in the Fort Worth area need workers with mechanical and electronics skills for work on airplanes and helicopters, both assembly and servicing. Workers with aviation experience, airframe and powerplant certification and other relevant credentials will have an active job hunt here from the major commercial airport to Bell and Lockheed Martin, as well as contract aviation servicing companies and FBOs. Teachers are in demand here, with elementary and secondary experience as well as preschool, early childhood education and special needs training. The
Corporations located here include Pier 1 Imports, Justin Brands, BNSF Railway and tens of thousands of other companies, all requiring operations staff, clerical help, HR personnel and other corporate support. With so many offices operating in the area, workers can get a head start on a permanent job by registering with local temporary agencies for office placements, especially temp-to-perm opportunities, which offer a chance to connect with employers rather than just interview.
Fort Worth has many more industries thriving and growing, from logistics and life sciences to natural gas and technology. When the work day is over, it also offers fun family entertainment and a vibrant night life for workers, done Texas style.
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