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 20171,337,8241,281,826
      January 2016 1,290,3361,239,190
      January 20151,273,190 1,217,225

Collin County

      January 2017519,027499,322
      January 2016 490,699 474,008
      January 2015 474,389 456,787

Current Totals for both counties - January 2016

1,781,035

1,713,198

Source: TRACER
 

Unemployment Rates

July 2017 September 2016 May 2016
Dallas County 4.2% 4.2% 3.6%
Collin County 3.8% 3.8% 3.2%
Source: TRACER July 2017

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

Occupation

Mean Wages

Entry Wages

Experienced Wages

Accountant

$81,100

$50,000 $96,700

Chemical Engineer

$121,900

$72,300 $146,700

Computer Hardware Engineer

$109,000 

$73,000 $127,100

Computer Programmer

$89,400 

$48,500 $109,800

Credit Analyst

$90,900

$48,800 $111,900

Customer Service Rep.

$36,000 

$23,700 $42,200

Electrical Engineer

$97,600

$68,800 $112,800

Electrical & Electronics Drafter

$65,600 

$41,800 $77,600

Electronics Engineer

$106,400

$72,100 $123,500

Engineering Manager

$150,600 

$98,000 $176,900

Engineering Technician

$59,300 

$28,700 $74,600

Financial Analyst

$91,800 

$55,000 $110,300

Financial Manager

$147,600 

$86,500 $178,100

Human Resources Mgr.

$131,100

$78,500 $157,400

Information Systems Mgr.

$156,800

$100,900 $184,800

Marketing Mgr.

$145,200 

$89,800 $173,000

Public Relations Mgr.

$134,000 

$73,300 $164,400

Semiconductor Processor

$37,500

$28,400 $42,100

Computer Systems Analyst

$95,000 

$60,300 $112,300

Technical/Scientific Sales

$87,300 

$44,100 $108,900
Source: JobsEQ as of 2016, updated July 2017

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

 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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