Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in May

Stories on hiring, talent, and the workplace dominated our Top 10 last month.

top 10 most read stories on Dallas Innovates in May 2020

In May, stories on hiring, talent, and the workplace dominated the Top 10.

From our top story on hiring for Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Oak Cliff to Bottle Rockets’ new “work from wherever” policy to Google’s digital skills training, here’s a roundup of the top 10 most-read stories on dallasinnovates.com for May 2020.


1. Amazon’s Hiring 1,500 at a New Site in Oak Cliff, the First to Open in Texas During the Pandemic

The hiring process for the new fulfillment center will take place over the next eight weeks, starting at the NYLO Hotel in Las Colinas.

An Amazon fulfillment center in Las Vegas. [Photo: jetcityimage/iStock]


2. A New Dallas-based Startup Aims to be the ‘Online Dating’ of Residential Real Estate

HomematchX, founded in January, recently launched its new platform to virtually streamline the real estate experience. And because the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the market, the team expects to thrive.

HomematchX CEO and Founder Stephen Lewis [Photo: HomematchX]


3. WorkSuites Opens its 20th Coworking Location With a Focus on Private Offices

WorkSuites knows it’s not an ideal time to open another coworking space—but it’s making precautions to ensure the new spot in Allen is equipped for social distancing.

[Photo: Courtesy WorkSuites]


4. ‘Work From Wherever’: Bottle Rocket Founder Deploys Tech, Revamps Processes for a New Future

GALLERY | It’s an all-new attitude, CEO Calvin Carter says. A plan to ‘work from wherever’—permanently—will foster a better work/life balance for employees and help the company recruit global top talent.

Tony Daussat


5. Southwest Airlines Finds Ways to Support Customers and Communities in the Pandemic

From new cleaning technology to nonprofit support to flights for healthcare workers, the airline is working for the safety and peace of mind of its customers—and the greater good.

Video screenshot: Southwest Airlines


6. A Dallas-based CBD Startup Founder Is Working on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

With her background as a cardiovascular ICU nurse, Katrina Thompkins has temporarily relocated to New York City to help local hospitals with patients diagnosed with COVID-19 after recently launching her startup K’dara CBD.

K’dara CBD Founder Katrina Thompkins [Image: Courtesy K’dara CBD]


7. Fort Worth-based eRx Network is Bought Back by Change Healthcare for $219M After McKesson Split

After merging with McKesson, Change Healthcare spun out eRx Network to former shareholders. When McKesson exited, Change Healthcare had the option to buy the pharmacy tech company back.

[Photo: IPGGutenbergUKLtd/iStock]


8. Great Places to Work: Fortune Names the 80 ‘Best Workplaces in Texas’ for 2020

More than half of the companies have significant operations in Dallas-Fort Worth.

[Photos: Courtesy of the companies]


9. Attention, Jobseekers and Small Business Owners: Google is Now Offering Digital Skills Training for Free Online

Grow with Google has trained more than 4 million, but its OnAir programming is available online for the first time.

Photo: iBrave via iStock


10. Inc. Names 14 North Texas Companies to the Best Workplaces 2020 List

Dialexa, Munck Wilson Mandala, and OutMatch are among the DFW businesses that made this year’s list.

[Image: Courtesy Inc.]

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