How to Hire in Dallas: Dallas Hiring Trends for 2022

Companies that are hiring in Dallas have access to a large, diverse workforce. The city is home to 1.34 million residents, and among those 25 and older, 77.5% are high school graduates while 33.4% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Dallas’ population has grown by 12.2% between 2010 and 2019, and 68.5% of Dallas residents 16 and older are in the workforce or looking for work.

Prior to posting your Dallas help wanted ad, take the time to research local job trends. This information will help you target the best candidates, streamline your recruitment efforts and make the most of your hiring budget.

Related: Our step-by-step guide to write a help wanted ad in any location

Below are Indeed’s insights to help you create your next help wanted ad in Dallas:

*Indeed data (US) — April 2021
As of April 2021, jobs in Dallas, TX, are moderately competitive compared to other job markets.

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Competing for talent in Dallas


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Average number of job seekers per job posting

Who else is hiring in Dallas?

Below are the most popular employers in the Dallas, TX, metro based on job clicks in April 2021 on

Here are the top employers by clicks:

  1. UT Southwestern Medical Center 0.72%
  2. Genpact 0.65%
  3. Baylor Scott & White Health 0.63%
  4. Medical City Healthcare 0.51%
  5. City of Dallas 0.50%
  6. JPMorgan Chase 0.48%
  7. Texas Health Resources 0.40%
  8. Dallas Independent School District 0.37%
  9. Parkland Health & Hospital System 0.37%
  10. Liberty Mutual Insurance 0.36%

Dallas is the most populous city in northern Texas, and it has long been the regional hub of commerce, education and health care. Five of the city’s top 10 employers provide direct or indirect medical services, including the UT Southwestern Medical Center and Medical City Healthcare. The balance of this list includes nationwide companies, such as JPMorgan Chase and Liberty Mutual Insurance, as well as the City of Dallas and the Dallas Independent School District.

Job seeker search activity in Dallas

There are 1.2M resumes from job seekers available in Dallas on Indeed that you can source talent for your open positions from. Learn more about what to look for in a resume.

There are 2M job seekers who have clicked on jobs leading to 11 job seekers per job on average.

Here are the top search terms job seekers click on:

  1. Warehouse 1.22%
  2. Hiring Immediately
  3. Remote Work From Home 0.71%
  4. Customer Service Representative 0.66%
  5. Customer service 0.62%
  6. Administrative Assistant 0.52%
  7. Receptionist 0.51%
  8. Warehouse Worker 0.41%
  9. Human resources 0.38%
  10. Data entry 0.35%

In April 2021, Warehouse, Hiring Immediately and Remote Work From Home were the most popular search terms among job seekers in Dallas. In-demand jobs include Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist and jobs involving Human Resources and Data Entry.

Dallas salaries

According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary in Dallas, TX, ranges from approximately $28,706 per year for a Warehouse Worker to $77,439 per year for a Truck Driver. According to PayScale, Dallas’s cost of living is 2% lower than the U.S. average.

Before posting your job, visit Indeed Salaries to see how you compare to reported salaries from other employers and job seekers.

Where are the candidates for Dallas jobs?

Only one-third of the job seekers looking at Dallas help wanted ads live in the city with the rest hailing from nearby areas, such as Arlington, Plano and Irving. Expanding your recruitment efforts beyond Dallas can help you attract a wider field of qualified applicants.

Below are the top 10 listed locations for resumes in the Dallas area:

  1. Dallas, TX 33.19%
  2. Arlington, TX 9.79%
  3. Plano, TX 5.74%
  4. Irving, TX 5.52%
  5. Garland, TX 4.46%
  6. Grand Prairie, TX 4.05%
  7. Mesquite, TX 3.27%
  8. Lewisville, TX 2.84%
  9. Carrollton, TX 2.60%
  10. Richardson, TX 2.20%

Indeed requires location information for job postings and is one of the first pieces of information that is needed to list a job.

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Recruit from Dallas universities, colleges and trade schools

When hiring in Dallas, consider expanding your recruitment efforts to include students and recent grads. Colleges and universities usually have online job boards and host career fairs where you can connect with highly skilled job seekers.

Dallas colleges and universities

Dallas has dozens of colleges and universities, including the University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas, that offer a wide range of undergrad and graduate programs. There’s also several trades and technical schools that provide specialized skills training, including ATI College’s Ultrasound Technology and Echocardiography programs. The Art Institute of Dallas’s programs include interior and visual design, fashion and culinary arts.

  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Southern Methodist University
  • The University of Dallas

Dallas trade schools

  • The Art Institute of Dallas
  • ATI College
  • Remington College

Hiring and other resources for Dallas businesses

City of Dallas: The official website for Dallas contains extensive information on business licensing and permitting, zoning, vendor registration and taxation. Visit the City of Dallas.

The DEC Network: The DEC Network is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to helping entrepreneurs launch and grow their Dallas-based businesses through a mentoring program, coworking spaces and online advertising. Visit The DEC Network.

Dallas Regional Chamber: A large business development organization that works to promote business-friendly government policies, recruit investors to the city and foster cooperation among area leaders and executives. Visit the Dallas Regional Chamber.

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1926, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce advocates for the development and growth of African-American-owned businesses through corporate partnerships, networking events and educational opportunities. Visit the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce.

National Association of Women Business Owners – Dallas/Ft. Worth: The NAWBO Dallas/Ft. Worth is a professional organization committed to the advancement of female-owned and -operated enterprises. Members have access to an extensive resource library, regular networking events and professional development workshops. Visit the NAWBO Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Find Dallas talent: best practices for creating a help wanted ad

A number of factors contribute to Dallas’s moderately competitive job market, including steady population growth. Taking the time to understand the market will help you reach and attract a qualified talent pool.

Ready to create and distribute a help wanted ad in Dallas? Check out our guide on how to write a help wanted ad or get started by posting your job on Indeed.

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