According to the most recent monthly jobs report, the non-seasonally adjusted Dallas unemployment rate for April was 3.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage points from the last reporting period. On a seasonally adjusted basis, 13,500 Dallas jobs were added in April, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
For the state of Texas, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April rose slightly to 4.4 percent. Statewide, a total of 8,300 jobs were added for the month, also on a seasonally adjusted basis.
What do the current Dallas jobs numbers mean for employers in the city?
Robert Half Senior Regional President Mark Malone notes the declining Dallas unemployment rate is reflective of a jobseeker’s market. “Given the current market conditions, it’s important to focus on relevant employment trends — especially retention,” Malone says. Your employees could easily be lured away by greener pastures. To keep star players in-house, you need to make them feel valued.” Malone suggests companies with open Dallas jobs accomplish this with a competitive salary, including raises when possible. Additionally, he encourages employers to offer professional development opportunities and employee reward programs that recognize valuable team members for their contributions and make them feel appreciated.
In terms of recruitment for Dallas jobs, Malone notes that area hiring managers may be facing difficulties finding the right candidates. He recommends managers in this situation seek outside help. “When your hiring process stalls out, don’t waste additional time trying to fill positions on your own. Staffing agencies can be an invaluable asset in the candidate search,” he says. Bringing on temporary employees can relieve stress on current staff members during the recruitment process. In addition, you may find that some project professionals are ideal for signing on via a temp-to-hire strategy.
In search of top talent for Dallas jobs? Your local Robert Half recruiter can help. Call (855) 385-5631 today.