Companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth

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Top 10 Largest Companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth by The Number of Total Employees Worldwide

We have compiled a list of the ten largest global employers headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The largest employer is AT&T with 252,000 employees across the globe. The companies were selected as the top ten based on employees listed on their most recent SEC filing. This was compared to the 150 largest companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by revenue.

1. AT&T

Employees: 252,000
HQ Location: 208 Sakward St.
Dallas, TX 75202
AT&T has implemented continuing education classes and training to help baby boomers modernize their skills. The company pays for some courses but they must be taken "off the clock."

2. Tenet Healthcare Corp.

CEO: Ronald Rittenmeyer
Employees: 125,820
HQ Location: 1445 Rose Ave Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75202
Similar to AT&T, Tenet Healthcare has implemented classes and training to help baby boomers keep current on their skills. We were unsucusful in finding information about whether these classes are company sponsored.

3. American Airlines

CEO: Douglas Parker
Employees: 126,600
HQ Location: 4333 Amon Carter Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76155
American Airlines has recently started offering monetary incentives to obtain new employees and retain long term employees. This has come as a result of their aging workforce and rising demand for flights.

4. JC Penny Company

CEO: Jeffrey A. Davis
Employees: 106,000
HQ Location: located in Plano on the outskirt of Dallas.
In 2018, JC Penny offered 6,000 of its long time employees an early retirement program (VERP).

5. Exxon Mobil

CEO: Darren Woods
Employees: 73,500
HQ Location: 22777 Springwoods Village Pkwy
Spring, TX 77389
Exxon offers a variety of employee engagement programs including workplace flex and performance initiatives.

6. Flour Corp

CEO: David T. Seaton
Employees: 56,706
HQ Location: 6700 Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
Although we could not find much information on employee benefits, we did identify their approach to employee engagement is through a commitment to training and skill development.

7. Southwest Airlines

CEO: Gary C. Kelly
Employees: 56,100
HQ Location: 2702 Love Field Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
Southwest Airlines incorporates employee engagement along with wellness in their Work Perks program. Employees are awarded for preventative care and other health and wellness benefits.

8. Brinker International Inc.

CEO: Wyman T. Roberts
Employees: 57,906
HQ Location: 6820 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240
Brinker International describes their employee engagement policies as focusing on social interactions, community, financial concerns, physical health and career advancement. They focus on this to maintain a successful workforce through employee engagement.

9. Kimberly-Clark

CEO: Thomas J. Falk
Employees: 42,000
HQ Location: Dallas, TX
Although the most recent survey taken among Kimberly-Clark employees was in 2013, the results indicated that 13% of their employees describe the company as lacking in support for their aging workforce. We did find a wellness program that Kimberly-Clark offers its employees surrounding physical fitness.

10. Texas Instruments

CEO: Richard K. Templeton
Employees: 29,714
HQ Location: 12500 TI Blvd
Dallas, TX 75243
Texas instruments offers a variety of programs to support employee engagement and employee wellness. Their health and wellness programs include occupational health, preventative health, fitness, nutrition, counseling and HIV treatment.


The largest global employer that is headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is AT&T. The second largest is Tenet Healthcare Corp followed by American Airlines. The other top companies are JC Penny, ExxonMobil, Brinker International, Southwest Airlines, Kimberly-Clark, Texas Instruments and Flour Corp.