Access to a Diverse & Quality Workforce
As the second-largest employment center in North Texas, our team understands that access to top talent is a key factor in ongoing business success. We focus on intentionally growing and nurturing our own talent, as well as recruiting global expertise in numerous industry sectors. Whether a business is expanding or relocating to Irving-Las Colinas, our offers immediate access to a young, diverse and educated workforce.
- The median age of Irving-Las Colinas residents is 32 and over one third of all residents are between 25 and 44 years of age.
- Irving-Las Colinas is ranked as the 14th most diverse city in the nation.
- Nearly forty percent of our citizens over 25 have earned a two-year college degree, and 35% have at least a bachelor’s degree.
- With our modern highway infrastructure and extensive light-rail access, companies can quickly connect with over 3.3 million highly-educated workers, all within a 30-minute commute.
The Irving-Las Colinas Chamber is actively involved in ensuring that we foster the region’s top talent pool. The Chamber’s Education Foundation works side-by-side with Irving’s higher education institutions to develop workforce training opportunities for our leading industries and core businesses. Irving is home to the University of Dallas and North Lake College with close proximity to other area universities including Southern Methodist University, the University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas at Dallas as well as numerous trade and technical schools.
Pipeline of Skilled Workforce
One recent partnership resulting from this collaboration is a program developed by North Lake College in cooperation with telecommunications firms Nokia and Premcell. The two firms, with key locations in Irving, discovered an urgent need for qualified technicians, and partnered with North Lake College on a training program that provides these companies and others in the industry with the pipeline of skilled workforce they need in the booming North Texas market.