Workforce & Education

Skilled workforce at your fingertips

Midlothian’s location along U.S. Highway 67 and 287 allows employers to draw employees from the surrounding cities of Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, and Waxahachie. Using a 30-minute drivetime as a standard commute, Midlothian employers are able to draw from over 711,906 workers from a population of 1,547,259 people. This area includes a population that is growing at an annual rate of 1.5%, has 26% that is currently employed in blue collar jobs, and has an average annual wage of $45,396. This workforce is diverse and employed in administrative, warehouse and distribution, and manufacturing. 

Wage Reports

Ellis County Johnson County Tarrant County Dallas County DFW MSA Texas
4 Quarter Average
$903
$914
$1,130
$1,391
$1,256
$1,171
Avg per year
$46,969
$47,502
$58,773
$72,319
$65,312
$60,866
Avg per month
$3,914
$3,959
$4,898
$6,027
$5,443
$5,072

Workforce Report

Midlothian Economic Development has compiled a workforce report that is updated semiannually. The report includes detailed information on top employers, wages, employment counts, specific industries, growth rates for Midlothian and similar areas throughout the Metroplex. Click to download the report and connect with our team for more information.

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Workers Employed In Midlothian (2017)
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Avg Annual Wage in Ellis County
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Largest Employers

Built upon a foundation of cement and steel manufacturing, Midlothian’s business base has expanded to include warehousing and distribution as well as auto processing, data centers, chemicals, energy solutions, and more. The following is a list of Midlothian’s largest private, non-retail employers who represent a variety of industries. 

Company Employee Count Industry
1,000-1,250
Manufacturing
1,000-1,250
Wholesale Trade
300-500
Medical
150-250
Manufacturing
150-250
Manufacturing
150-250
Manufacturing
150-250
Wholesale Trade
150-250
Transportation & Warehousing
50-100
Headquarters
50-100
Transportation & Warehousing
50-100
Manufacturing
50-100
Manufacturing

Training Partners

Education is a cornerstone of the Midlothian community. In April 2012, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the Midlothian Higher Education Center (MHEC) as the ninth Multi-Institutional Training Center (MITC) in Texas. The MITC provides resources to students pursuing post-secondary education. The MITC is a partnership between Navarro College, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, and University of North Texas at Dallas to work together and offer courses at the Midlothian Campus. The Midlothian Higher Education Center campus consists of two buildings totaling over 50,000 square feet.

Navarro College

Navarro College is a two-year accredited, state-supported community college. The main campus is located in Corsicana, Texas. Navarro offers associate degrees, certificates, and professional education programs at its Midlothian campus. Navarro College has also partnered with Midlothian ISD to offer high school students the ability to simultaneously earn credit for high school and college.

Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs. A member of the Texas A&M University system, Tarleton offers its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities and history. The main campus is located in Stephenville, Texas. Tarleton offers a General Business B.B.A., Psychology B.S., Applied Science B.S., Business B.A.A.S., Agribusiness B.S., Manufacturing and Industrial Management B.A.A.S., and a Criminal Justice Administration B.A.A.S degree through online and in person classes at the Midlothian campus.

Texas State Technical College North Texas (TSTC)

Texas State Technical College North Texas (TSTC) is a technical-vocational institution that offers high-tech, advanced workforce programs with state-of-the-art labs. TSTC offers a variety of programs ranging from precision machining technology to cybersecurity and diesel equipment technology to electrical power & controls. TSTC has a local facility in nearby Red Oak, Texas that offers over 100,000 square feet of labs, classrooms, and administrative space to address the industry’s changing needs.

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