How to get a job in the Dallas suburbs
When it comes to the Dallas suburb of Fort Worth, things get a bit tricky.
It’s a suburb of more than 25,000 people with an average income of $50,000.
But Fort Worth has a job shortage that’s a lot worse than other parts of the state.
“It’s not an easy city to find a job,” says Steve Rannazzisi, who runs a recruiting firm called “Catch” in Fort Worth.
“There’s a large amount of young people, so it’s a difficult city to get into.”
Rannozi says he gets calls about hiring from young people every week.
He has found one job that is paying at least $50 an hour, and the rest of the job listings are filled with older professionals who are looking for less.
“We get calls from older, less-experienced people looking for jobs,” he says.
Rannizi says Fort Worth is struggling to attract more college graduates.
“Fort Worth has been the epicenter of the bubble in the nation,” he explains.
“And as more and more people leave the region and go back to their hometowns, that is a big problem for the city.”
Rancher and pastor Gary Mathers says Fort Wayne is also struggling with the same issue.
“This is one of the hardest parts of this country, because when you get down here in Fort Wayne you have so many jobs,” Matheres says.
“I have so much trouble finding people that want to work in Fort Lee.”
He says the unemployment rate is higher than in many other parts, which is why many young people are heading back home.
“People who have been here for five years or 10 years, they’re not going to want to stay in Fort-Worth,” he said.
“They’re not coming back.”
Rennazzisi says he’s gotten a few offers to help fill the jobs gap in Fort Bend County.
“If we could get some young people to come back and work in our community, that would be fantastic,” he adds.
“But we’ve had no help from the government, so we’ve been doing it ourselves.”
For those looking to find work in Texas, Rannuzzi says it’s important to understand that there are many opportunities in Fort Fort Worth as well.
“As a small town, we have a big pool of potential employers,” he notes.
“So there are opportunities for people to work at the restaurant, the shoe store, or even the gas station.
If you can work at one of those jobs, that’s an excellent thing.”