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 20151,273,1901,217,225
      January 20141,199,4051,125,058
      January 20131,196,9341,110,156

Collin County

      January 2015474,389456,787
      January 2014458,522434,815
      January 2013451,181424,070

Current Totals for both counties - January 2014

1,747,579

1,674,012

Source: TRACER
 

Unemployment Rates

May 2015 January 2015 September 2014
Dallas County 4.0% 4.4% 5.8%
Collin County 3.4% 3.7% 5.0%
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

$75,700

$43,500$91,800

Chemical Engineer

$93,700

$61,200$110,000

Computer Hardware Engineer

$101,600 

$74,200$115,300

Computer Programmer

$80,300 

$47,100$96,900

Credit Analyst

$72,400

$42,200$87,500

Customer Service Rep.

$33,000 

$21,800$38,500

Electrical Engineer

$96,400

$62,800$113,200

Electrical & Electronics Drafter

$66,800 

$45,500$77,400

Electronics Engineer

$95,900

$66,100$110,700

Engineering Manager

$147,700 

$96,600$176,200

Engineering Technician

$49,700 

$22,000$63,500

Financial Analyst

$84,200 

$49,300$101,600

Financial Manager

$131,800 

$77,700$158,900

Human Resources Mgr.

$122,700

$75,700$146,200

Information Systems Mgr.

$134,900

$88,000$158,400

Marketing Mgr.

$133,300 

$80,100$159,900

Public Relations Mgr.

$114,200 

$61,500$140,600

Semiconductor Processor

$34,000

$25,700$38,100

Computer Systems Analyst

$84,600 

$55,400$99,200

Technical/Scientific Sales

$75,500 

$40,600$93,000
Source: JobsEQ as of 2013

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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