Irving’s unemployment rate declined to 5.8% in March, down from 6.0% in February.  The unemployment rate continues to run lower than the State of Texas rate of 6.4% and 7.0% at the national level.

Chris Wallace, President/CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber, commented that successes in recruiting and retaining businesses this fiscal year are helping improve the employment outlook for Irving citizens.  Wallace stated that his team has assisted businesses that has resulted in nearly 1,200 new and retained jobs, plus there are two new additional corporate headquarters, including  Taleris which will be recruiting for approximately 100 high tech jobs and FleetPride, which will bring 180 new jobs by mid-July with an average annual salary of $74,000.  He further commented that his staff is working with 37 companies to bring more than 9,000 job opportunities to the City, which should help keep Irving’s unemployment rate into the future.

 

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