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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

 

Major Universities in the Metroplex
Dallas Baptist University www.dbu.edu
Southern Methodist University www.smu.edu
Texas Christian University www.tcu.edu
Texas Wesleyan University www.txwes.edu
Texas Womens University www.twu.edu
University of Dallas www.udallas.edu
University of North Texas www.unt.edu
University of North Texas at Dallas www.untdallas.edu
University of Texas at Dallas www.utdallas.edu
University of Texas Southwestern www.southwestern.edu



Labor Force and Unemployment 2010 - December 2015
 201020112012201320142015
  Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual December
Garland
Labor Force 115,742 117,317 117,960 119,035 121,708 123,248
Employed 106,130 107,926 109,895 111,212 115,260 118,685
Unemployed 9,612 9,390 8,066 7,823 6,448 4,563
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.0% 6.8% 6.6% 5.3% 3.7%
Dallas County 8.6% 8.1% 7.1% 6.5% 5.4% 3.8%
Dallas MSA 8.1% 7.6% 6.6% 6.0% 5.0% 3.7%
State (Adjusted) 8.1% 7.7% 6.6% 6.0% 5.0% 4.2%
Nation (Adjusted) 9.6% 8.9% 8.1% 7.4% 6.2% 4.8%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Updated Jan 2016)