Workforce

 
Richardson has a well-educated and diverse labor supply.
  • 60% of the area labor pool has 1-2 years college education
  • 50% of the adult workforce (25 & over) has an undergraduate or advanced degree

Labor Availability Data
Due to Richardson's strategic location and superb transportation infrastructure, about 80,000 of the 130,000 daytime workers in Richardson (over 60%) come from outside the city limits.*
 
White Collar Workers in Dallas- Ft. Worth
Richardson has the most White Collar workers in a 15-minute drive radius than any other major business community in Dallas-Ft. Worth. 
 
City White collar workers within 15 minutes Ranking
Richardson  336,480 1
Dallas 297,859 2
Plano 268,667 3
Ft. Worth 206,190 4
Allen 182,194 5
Irving 154,487 6
Source: Nielsen-Claritas 10/1/2015
 

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Counties serving the Richardson Market Labor Force Total Employment
Dallas County
      January 2015 1,273,190 1,217,225
      January 2014 1,199,405 1,125,058
      January 2013 1,196,934 1,110,156

Collin County

      January 2015 474,389 456,787
      January 2014 458,522 434,815
      January 2013 451,181 424,070

Current Totals for both counties - January 2014

1,747,579

1,674,012

Source: TRACER
 

Unemployment Rates

September 2015 May 2015 January 2015
Dallas County 4.1% 4.0% 4.4%
Collin County 3.5% 3.4% 3.7%
Source: TRACER July 2015

Wage and Salary Data
Annual Wages for Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area

Occupation

Mean Wages

Entry Wages

Experienced Wages

Accountant

$79,000

$46,500 $95,200

Chemical Engineer

$106,900

$67,800 $126,500

Computer Hardware Engineer

$104,000 

$76,000 $118,100

Computer Programmer

$84,700 

$45,400 $104,300

Credit Analyst

$78,400

$46,400 $94,400

Customer Service Rep.

$34,700 

$23,100 $40,500

Electrical Engineer

$95,700

$65,600 $110,800

Electrical & Electronics Drafter

$69,700 

$49,300 $79,900

Electronics Engineer

$103,700

$71,500 $119,700

Engineering Manager

$141,800 

$95,200 $165,100

Engineering Technician

$61,800 

$32,300 $76,600

Financial Analyst

$90,300 

$52,000 $109,400

Financial Manager

$142,000 

$85,200 $170,400

Human Resources Mgr.

$131,300

$81,100 $156,400

Information Systems Mgr.

$144,200

$95,600 $168,500

Marketing Mgr.

$143,500 

$90,900 $169,800

Public Relations Mgr.

$131,400 

$72,400 $160,900

Semiconductor Processor

$36,100

$26,500 $40,800

Computer Systems Analyst

$88,900 

$59,800 $103,500

Technical/Scientific Sales

$76,400 

$38,800 $95,100
Source: JobsEQ as of September 2015

Convenient Access for Commuting Workers 

  • Richardson attracts 60% of its workforce from outside the city
  • Only Dallas suburb with 4 DART light rail stations
  • City-wide DART bus service
  • Richardson named "Best City for Commuters" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Dept. of Transportation in 2003 

 Local Workforce Development Assistance
The Richardson office of Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, the regional representative of the Texas Workforce Commission, offers the following services:
  • Identifies, secures and screens for all types of workers from high-level engineering to clerical and management 
  • Posts job descriptions for the local workforce
  • Access to chamber member companies for temp, permanent, technical, financial, and executive hiring services

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