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  335,815 1
Dallas 312,834 2
Plano 290,678 3
Irving 242,340 4
Allen 174,873 5
Ft. Worth 70,111 6
Source: Nielsen-Claritas 7/12/2012
 

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Counties serving the Richardson Market Labor Force Total Employment
Dallas County
      January 20141,199,4051,125,058
      January 20131,196,9341,110,156

      January 2012

1,174,858

1,079,106

Collin County

      January 2014458,522434,815
      January 2013451,181424,070

      January 2012

433,782

405,068

Current Totals for both counties - January 2014

1,657,927

1,559,873

Source: TRACER
 

Unemployment Rates

May 2014 May 2014 January 2014
Dallas County 5.8% 5.4% 6.2%
Collin County 5.0% 4.7% 5.2%
Source: TRACER October 2014

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

Occupation

Mean Wages

Entry Wages

Experienced Wages

Accountant

$ 71,821

$ 44,572

$ 85,446

Chemical Engineer

$ 99,818

$ 65,795

$ 116,830

Computer Engineer

$ 100,962

$ 70,029

$ 116,429

Computer Programmer

$ 84,410

$ 47,230

$ 103,000

Credit Analyst

$ 69,299

$ 38,113

$ 84,893

Customer Service Rep.

$ 33,284

$ 22,844

$ 38,504

Electrical Engineer

$ 91,098

$ 58,861

$ 107,216

Electronics Assembler

$ 32,762

$ 21,304

$ 38,491

Electronics Engineer

$ 91,867

$ 64,336

$ 105,632

Engineering Manager

$ 128,464

$ 89,522

$ 147,935

Engineering Technician

$ 55,379

$ 37,441

$ 64,348

Financial Analyst

$ 78,588

$ 49,509

$ 93,129

Financial Manager

$ 116,516

$ 67,771

$ 140,889

Human Resources Mgr.

$ 117,996

$ 75,124

$ 139,432

Information Systems Mgr.

$ 126,449

$ 88,131

$ 145,608

Marketing Mgr.

$ 128,709

$ 74,974

$ 155,576

Public Relations Mgr.

$ 109,502

$ 59,037

$ 134,734

Semiconductor Processor

$ 34,260

$ 25,216

$ 38,782

Systems Analyst

$ 82,072

$ 52,339

$ 96,939

Technical/Scientific Sales

$ 61,363

$ 28,718

$ 77,686

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Survey July 2012

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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