March Education Event
Tuesday, March 5, 2024  | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Detail

Event Venue

New Horizon Vineyard
4301 Dalrock Rd
Rowlett, TX 75088

Event Sponsor

Registration Pricing


  Advance  Onsite 
Members:  $48  $63
 Non-Members:  $60  $73
HR Team Registration:
(5 seats) 
$219 N/A
**Team Registration can only be purchased in advance**

Schedule of Event

11:30-12:00   PM    Networking & Lunch Service
12:00-1:00     PM    Lunch Presentation

Recertification Credit Information

1 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hour

This program is approved for 1 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at

*Attendance is required to receive recertification credit certificates for attending this educational event.

DFW Labor and Housing Market Outlook

The labor market has been in a constant state of disruption for the past four years, but DFW has remained one of the top destinations for new jobs. This year brings a different set of challenges as the economy continues to try to find balance. Headline numbers indicate a very healthy economy and job market, but it does not feel that way for many individuals and businesses. Additionally, the performance of the housing market is very important to the growth of our metroplex; and the trends have been volatile to say the least, with broader implications for hiring and compensation. Join this session to hear two local chief economists share their perspectives on DFW’s labor and housing markets and what to expect in the year ahead.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strongest industries for job growth in DFW
  • Why the labor market feels different than what you hear and read
  • Wage and turnover trends
  • Trends for housing, the highest personal expense of your employees

Dr. Mallory Vachon
Mallory Vachon is the chief economist at LaborIQ®, a compensation benchmarking software. In her current role, Vachon leads the research and data teams that produce key insights and forecasts related to the labor market. Her main focus is providing sophisticated yet accessible analyses that inform business decisions and an understanding of labor market and compensation dynamics. Vachon has been featured in publications such as Bloomberg, SHRM, The Dallas Morning News, and S&P Global Market Intelligence; and she brings more than a decade of experience in labor markets, economic research, and thought leadership. Vachon received her PhD, MA and BA degrees in economics from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Jay Denton
Jay Denton serves as Chief Economist for Radix, a data and software company for multifamily real estate. In his role, Denton is focused on analyzing market conditions, forecasting housing and economic trends, and creating insights for the industry. Denton has served as an executive leader for four companies during his 20-year career and is known for distilling complex data into actionable answers. He is a sought-after speaker for industry conferences, corporate events, and leadership forums. His research has been featured in national media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Bloomberg Business. Denton is a graduate of the Texas Tech University’s Rawls School of Business where he holds dual degrees in Management Information Systems and General Business.

Payment & Registration Notes

Attendees can register for:

In Person
  • Luncheon (1 hour)

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are strongly recommended. Due to catering requirements, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 noon, no later than the Friday before the meeting.

Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than the Friday before the meeting) to the DallasHR Office.

Important Notices:

Chapter members and guests are not allowed to bring and/or distribute marketing collateral or material other than business cards to any chapter event except paid, sponsoring businesses. Violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the meeting and confiscation of materials. Opportunities to promote products and services are available. For information, please contact [email protected].

Please make arrangements to be on time. Lunch service will cease when the luncheon presentation begins. This is a rule set by the HR Certification Institute for presentations that are approved for credit. Attendees who arrive after 11:45 AM may not be served lunch and your seat may be released to onsite registration attendees.

If you require a vegetarian meal for lunch, you may request one by contacting [email protected]. Please note that you must pre-order veggie meals no later than 9:00 AM on the Monday prior to the event. On-site requests cannot be honored.