Many residents across Southern Dallas County work in office jobs at employers in Downtown Dallas and the northern suburbs. Companies that choose to locate in Southern Dallas County offer a more convenient employment option for Southern Dallas County residents, possibly reducing attrition rates, and provider higher quality of life for a company’s workforce. Access to Southern Dallas County employment centers is relatively easy due to highways infrastructure and mass transit options, enabling shorter commuting times for some. General and operations managers comprise nearly half of all professionals in this occupation group in Dallas-Fort Worth. Other executives include C-level occupations, sales managers and financial managers. The Dallas-Fort Worth region’s back office support workers are dispersed across North Texas, including many in Southern Dallas County. Back office support, in this context, describes workers who keep the day-to-day functioning of the organization running smoothly. Occupations in this group include general managers to office clerks and HR specialists to administrative assistants.
OFFICE WORKERS THAT LIVE WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF THE INTERSECTION OF I-35 and HWY 67
There are more 554,091 managerial and back office support workers living within a 45-minute drive-time of the intersection of I-35 and Hwy 67 in Southern Dallas County (shown below with the starting from the red dot).
Southern Dallas County’s skilled manufacturing workers are employed in a wide variety of industries, from auto manufacturing to eyeglass assembly. Occupations in this sector include computer-controlled machine tool operators, inspectors, testers, sorters, and electrical assemblers. Manufacturing businesses that choose to locate in Southern Dallas County will find an ability to draw workers from across the region.
MANUFACTURING WORKERS THAT LIVE WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY INLAND PORT
Over 138,000 manufacturing workers live within a 45-minute drive-time of the Southern Dallas County Inland Port (shown below). Manufacturers in Southern Dallas have the advantage of drawing workers from every direction. (shown below with the starting from the red dot).
Another way to look at the potential labor force for companies that choose to locate in Southern Dallas County is to examine the net commuters of zip codes in Southern Dallas County as represented in the map below. Areas in blue and darker greens have more people that leave zip code for jobs than come into them. Areas in light green have more people leaving those zip codes for job elsewhere.
By locating closer to where people live in Southern Dallas County, companies may find a hiring and retention advantage.
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