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Cord1936
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Re: DFW Economy

Postby Cord1936 » 04 Sep 2020 12:07

Global Tech Company Shokworks Inc to Move HQ from Miami to Dallas
BY LAUREN HAWKINS • SEP 3, 2020 • Dallas Innovates

Shokworks Inc plans to make a move from Miami to a 4,000-square-foot space around Downtown Dallas in early November. CEO Alejandro Laplana will be based in the new headquarters along with 10 other employees.
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For Shokworks, the move to Dallas was strategic.

Dallas has become a spot that tech companies, green energy and financial institutions are pouring into to call home,” Laplana said in a statement. “We believe this is the perfect time for Shokworks to stake our claim.”
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Shokworks has over 300 full-time engineers creating both mobile and web-based software solutions on staff. Laplana expects that the company will have more new hires in 2020-2021.

Shokworks will make the headquarters move official on Thursday, September 3, during a reception at The Statler.

https://dallasinnovates.com/global-tech ... to-dallas/

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Re: DFW Economy

Postby jetnd87 » 09 Sep 2020 07:38

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... -jobs.html

Dallas ranks #3 for tech jobs behind NYC and DC (per this source). Obviously a grain of salt given SF is #5 here.

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Re: DFW Economy

Postby TNWE » 09 Sep 2020 11:06

jetnd87 wrote:https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/09/08/north-texas-technology-jobs.html

Dallas ranks #3 for tech jobs behind NYC and DC (per this source). Obviously a grain of salt given SF is #5 here.


Might be a classification issue if San Jose and/or the Valley is a separate entry in the list (can't see the article so I don't know).

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Re: DFW Economy

Postby I45Tex » 09 Sep 2020 12:14

That's almost always the case because the best labor statistics are updated by the feds and they do them by MSA, not by combined MSAs. San Jose is almost 50 miles from both San Francisco and Berkeley, and in a different MSA, even though some of the suburbs in the middle can commute to both.

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Re: DFW Economy

Postby CTroyMathis » 18 Sep 2020 14:34

itsjrd1964 wrote:. . .

JRD, hey a random bird told me Thompson Hotel at 1401 Elm has a pretty extensive pre-opening job listing, for well, not even being opened/finished yet. Might be a different brand, but, hey. Passing it along.

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Re: DFW Economy

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 18 Sep 2020 15:34

CTroyMathis wrote:
itsjrd1964 wrote:. . .

JRD, hey a random bird told me Thompson Hotel at 1401 Elm has a pretty extensive pre-opening job listing, for well, not even being opened/finished yet. Might be a different brand, but, hey. Passing it along.

Good to hear, lots of hard working folks need a job at the moment.

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Re: DFW Economy

Postby itsjrd1964 » 18 Sep 2020 18:17

CTroyMathis wrote:
itsjrd1964 wrote:. . .

JRD, hey a random bird told me Thompson Hotel at 1401 Elm has a pretty extensive pre-opening job listing, for well, not even being opened/finished yet. Might be a different brand, but, hey. Passing it along.


Wow, thanks for thinking of me. I am amazingly still employed, and my hotel remains open. We still have a few long-term stays, a few remaining October tornado displacements, a few recent Hurricane Laura evacuees, several families getting kids settled into SMU for the semester, as well as the occasional move-in to the DFW area. I'm sure we could have used the bump from the State Fair/Texas-OU, but maybe next year? Our occupancy % has hovered from the 30s to the low 50s. They've hired a houseman back next door, while our property has gotten 2 housekeepers back and is working to get the lady back that worked my 2 days off pre-virus. The owners are still using what would have been our renovation funds to capitalize us during this time, so it is uncertain when we'll get our next renovation. At least we're not like the SpringHill down the service road, they're still closed--no word on when they'll open back up.

I figured the Thompson, the Pittman, and others *might* have openings, but I'd hate to jump from a sure thing to a new property when most analysts and travel industry folks are thinking it will be 2023-2025 before traffic and revenues resemble those pre-virus.


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