The concentration of three Fortune 500 corporate headquarters (Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt), and more than 1,400 Walmart supplier offices brings a large number of white-collar workers to the region. In fact, Northwest Arkansas has seven times the U.S. average of headquarters and management employees in its workforce, and per capita personal income is roughly 14 percent higher than the national average. The Northwest Arkansas unemployment rate is, per usual, below 3 percent.
A vibrant job market creates opportunities for anyone who may be considering a move to Northwest Arkansas.
Being home to world-renowned companies brought other great companies to the region. In addition to employment with Walmart, Tyson, J.B. Hunt and the hundreds of Walmart suppliers are looking to add talent to their teams. Northwest Arkansas offers high-quality jobs in healthcare, logistics, retail, education, technology, banking, hospitality and other industries. Northwest Arkansas is known for fast-tracking careers.