When organizations look for employees or translators in North Texas who speak English and Vietnamese, many come to Tom Ha’s office to see if he can refer people.
But Ha, a community leader and insurance agent in Haltom City, said there are not enough people who speak English and Vietnamese to serve the growing Vietnamese community in Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas.
He said he even needs bilingual employees in his insurance office.
“I haven’t been able to locate them at all,” he said. “I need three people right now.”
In 2021, Tarrant County was home to more than 35,000 Vietnamese-American residents, according to Census data.
Arlington alone had nearly 14,000 Vietnamese-American residents in 2021, one of the largest Vietnamese populations in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau.
Garland, a city in northeast Dallas County, also topped the list of large Vietnamese populations, with more than 14,000 residents in 2021.
Altogether, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex had the fourth largest Vietnamese-American population among metropolitan areas in the country.
Multiple health care, education and finance companies are looking for Vietnamese-speaking employees in North Texas.
Here’s a sampling of employers that have job postings that require or prefer candidates who speak English and Vietnamese:
JPS Health Network in Fort Worth is looking for candidates for multiple positions, including patient access representative, care navigator and more.
Texas Health Resources is looking for a primary care physician assistant in Flower Mound.
UnitedHealth Care is looking for a bilingual clinical pharmacist in Arlington.
Humana is looking for bilingual Medicare sales representatives in Dallas and Irving.
Keller ISD is looking for a bilingual educational aide.
Crowley ISD is looking a bilingual elementary teacher.
Garland ISD is looking for multiple bilingual elementary teachers and an instructional specialist.
The city of Arlington is looking for a library customer service assistant.
The city of Garland is looking for multiple librarian positions.
New York Life is looking for bilingual sales management professionals, financial professionals and more in Fort Worth, Richardson, Dallas and Garland.
My Pham-Farmers Insurance Agency is looking for a bilingual sales assistant in Richardson.
Agility 360 is looking for a mortgage loan officer in Dallas.
Press Ganey Associates is looking for a bilingual phone survey representative in Fort Worth.
KCI Wireless is looking for a mobile associate in Arlington.
UnitedHealth Care is looking for a bilingual Vietnamese customer service advocate in Dallas.
Homeland Language Services is looking for Vietnamese interpreters in Fort Worth and Dallas.
Avancez is looking for a human resources intern in Arlington.
Civil United is looking for election workers in Dallas.
This list is updated bimonthly.