Analysts say that in recent months the jobless rate has gotten better providing more jobs for people in all areas of the country.
In Fort Worth, Tarrant County and in Dallas, TX here are some of the most popular resources to search for a job:
If you want to try working for the government where the benefits are many and the pay is great with lots of holidays go to agency. government jobs.com/tarrant. Located at 100 E. Weatherford Street in downtown Fort Worth it can take months to receive word about a job once you’ve applied but there are always plenty of jobs posted on the bulletin board and online. You can select the categories you’re interested in on their website and there are different screening processes depending on the position. Most clerical positions require a typing test which is good for six months to a year. Bring money for the parking meter when applying in person.
At tccd.edu you can find a list of positions within Tarrant County College’s library and media centers with lists of links to various job search engines locally and nationally. Web addresses for local newspapers like the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News are also available at this site (star-telegram.com and Dallas news.com) where you can apply online. There are more jobs always available in Dallas than in Fort Worth. At this site you will also find a link to Tarrant County College’s district jobs and positions available with the Texas Workforce Commission.
If you go to alumni.nd.edu you can find a whole list of resources for job training and interviewing tips locally and in Dallas. For instance at the Southside Workforce Center, one of the places I used to go to, -there are job listings, career training, computer workshops, and access to fax, email, and copiers for your job search – all free. There are eight centers in Tarrant County. Call 817-871-5300 for the nearest location. The Southside Center is at 4200 S. Freeway #2300 in Fort Worth.
Contact Jobs Now! at 817-927-4050 for job training and other skills-related help. Located at 1723 Hemphill Street in Fort Worth all training is free and lasts for several weeks.
At dfw.com you can find job listings in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and surrounding counties.
If you have hospital experience go to cookchildrens.org to apply for the latest jobs in the medical field. They also have elaborate job fairs every quarter at Cook Children’s Hospital near downtown Fort Worth.
At dallas.employment guide.com you can access the latest Dallas jobs and go to many of the websites to apply directly for the position you’re interested in.
If you look up fwweekly.com and go to the Classifieds link you will find various positions listed weekly by profession from sales to clerical jobs.
At dallas.backpage.com you can also find a huge listing of job openings from restaurant work to fashion design and practically everything else.
Go to fwsbt.com for opportunities in the computer, sales, and business fields as well as news about upcoming networking workshops to meet and greet your potential next employer.
At todays.com you will find Today’s Temporaries, a staffing agency that provides jobs for professionals while they’re looking for permanent positions. I temped for them a few years ago in Fort Worth and the great thing is they pay dailly and do not hold back the first or last check.
Spherion.com is another employment agency with 100 offices around the country including Fort Worth. Most of their positions are for white-collar jobs. Call them weekly for availability after you register for free.
Appleone.com is the site for Apple One Employment Agency which I also temped for back in 1998 in a clerical position while I was looking for work. The only glitch is if offered a permanent position for a company you’re temping for through them (which happened to me) the agency makes you quit your temp job with them and reapply with the individual company for the permanent position.