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Old 05-11-2012, 06:26 AM
 
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Default FTW-Arlington ranked #4 for "The Best Big Cities for Jobs"

No. 4: Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Metropolitan Division
2011 Rank: 15th
2012 Overall Rank: 37th
Employment Growth (year-on-year): 2.7%
No. 4: Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Metropolitan Division - Joel Kotkin - Forbes
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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just goes to show low little a magazine article can really know
stats might be accurate but I find it difficult to believe that Arlington makes that much of an impression compared w/FTW
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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I wish they would break down the average pay of those jobs here.

I bet they would show a level of compensation quite a bit lower than the national average, beyond the difference in cost of living.

We lead the nation along with Mississippi in percent of hourly workers at or below the minimum wage and lead in percent of workers without health insurance.

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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just goes to show low little a magazine article can really know
stats might be accurate but I find it difficult to believe that Arlington makes that much of an impression compared w/FTW
Yeah, I bet that Fort Worth, not Arlington, is the driver of job growth.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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Having looked at jobs recently and being contacted by recruiters, I'd bet most of those jobs in FW suck anyway.

(Permatemp, Labor, Service Industry etc)
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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XTO and Chesapeake used to be doing lot of hiring but they are letting broker/per diem landmen go and some of their office staff from what I have heard--based on the slow down in the price of NG...
the Barnett Shale is not as attractive as it was couple of years ago
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