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A Talented Workforce

Garland’s workforce has the specialized skills necessary for future growth in the nation’s most promising industries – healthcare, renewable technology, and wireless communications – as well as Garland’s historic foundation in manufacturing and fabrication.

Educational Resources

GISD and College Partnerships

Education Partners
Garland Independent School District www.garlandisd.net
Richland College www.richlandcollege.edu
Richland College Garland Campus www.richlandcollege.edu/garlandcampus
Eastfield College www.eastfieldcollege.edu
Amberton University www.amberton.edu
Remington College www.remingtoncollege.edu
ITT Technical Institute www.itt-tech.edu
Garland Commute Times: 2005-2010
Commute TimesPercentNumber
Less than 15 minutes 16.51% 17,870
15 - 29 minutes 36.00% 38,958
30 minutes or longer 45.10% 48,806
Worked at home 2.29% 2,475

Source: US Census (ACS 2005-2009)

Employment Growth 1990 - 2010
   1990199520002010*
Garland 62,300 67,600 93,265 106,188
CAGR* 0.82% 3.27% 1.31%  
DFW MSA 1,999,100
2,238,700
2,761,000 2,862,400
CAGR* 1.14% 2.12% 0.36%  

Source:  US Census ACS, North Central Texas Council of Governments

* Estimate     CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

Labor Force and Unemployment 2007 - June 2012
 200720082009201020112012
  Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual January February March April May June
Garland
Labor Force 108,710 110,336 106,952 108,701 115,529 115,213 115,416 115,738 115,545 116,075 116,916
Employed 103,812 104,539 98,046 99,400 106,155 106,337 107,065 107,724 107,984 108,153 108,268
Unemployed 4,898 5,797 8,906 9,301 9,374 8,876 8,351 8,014 7,561 7,922 8,648
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 5.3% 8.0% 9.0% 8.1% 7.7% 7.2% 6.9% 6.5% 6.8% 7.4%
Dallas MSA 4.3% 5.0% 7.8% 8.3% 7.8% 7.4% 7.1% 7.0% 6.5% 6.8% 7.4%
State (Adjusted) 4.4% 4.9% 7.6% 8.2% 7.9% 7.3% 7.1% 7.0% 6.9% 6.9% 7.0%
Nation (Adjusted) 4.6% 5.8% 9.3% 9.6% 8.9% 8.3% 8.3% 8.2% 8.1% 8.2% 8.2%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, US Bureau of Labor Statistics