Why Work in Dallas?March 20, 2013
As new college graduates are getting ready to embark on the journey of life, many are wondering, “Where do I go?” The answer is, “Why not Dallas?”
Enriched with culture, history, and dozens of entertainment options, Dallas has a lot to offer new grads. Dallas has an unemployment rate that is lower than the national average and average wages of $22.53 per hour. The city was also #8 for best places for businesses and careers, with 18 of Forbes Fortune 500 companies located in the city, including Exxon Mobil, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, JCPenney, and AT&T.
Real estate in Dallas isn’t doing too bad either. Home prices are 5% lower than their historic average, and are 15% lower from the real estate peak in 2006. Compare that to the national average of 30% below!
There are many exciting entertainment options in Dallas as well. The city is home to the largest urban arts district in the nation, and has more than 13 entertainment districts. The metroplex is also home to five professional sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, FC Dallas, and the Texas Rangers. Add that to the shopping centers, restaurants, and nightlife, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy the Dallas lifestyle.
For more information about employment opportunities in Dallas, take a look at our job opportunities.