September 2018 — Labor Market Intelligence Center
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The trade, transportation and warehousing industries make up the 2nd largest sector in the DFW area, employing 409,524 residents.
Dallas-Fort Worth’s central U.S. location provides an advantageous distribution hub, with quick access to rail, air, and over-the-ground truck transportation. The region is a global inland port with two airports capable of large-scale cargo operations—Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Fort Worth Alliance.
The Transportation and Warehousing sector includes industries providing various transportation services including that of passengers and cargo, and the warehousing and storage of goods.
“There were approximately 35,600 job postings in DFW in the past 12 months, with over 8,000 listed in Dallas and nearly 4,500 in Fort Worth.”
Source: Burning Glass
While many occupations require technical training, employers have placed soft skills at the top of their priority list.
Source: U.S. Foreign Trade Zones, 2015, Dallas Economic Development Guide, 2017, and International Trade Administration, 2017
Source: Dallas Economic Development Guide, 2017
Half of the employers surveyed are looking to hire more than eight employees in the next six months.
Source: Dallas College LMIC Survey of Dallas County Logistics Employers
Contact Ben Magill, executive director, Labor Market Intelligence Center.