The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area gained more jobs than any other metro area during the past year, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau off Labor Statistics.
So, is this abundance of employment opportunities giving North Texas workers the upper hand? Are prospective hires negotiating fatter salaries, or asking for (and receiving) other perks during the job interview?
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the area that includes Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano and surrounding cities added 100,400 jobs between November 2016 and November 2017.
There are now 3,683,700 workers in our region, up 2.8 percent during the past year. Nationwide, the increase year-over-year was a more modest 1.4 percent.
So, nearly everyone who wants a job can have one.