The Belton area offers a young, skilled and reliable labor pool, along with a tremendous supply of available talent for part-time and shift occupations.
Belton draws a steady supply of highly trained workers with an excellent work ethic from Fort Hood, the largest United States Army training post. Only 20 miles from Belton, the post has 500 separating and retiring soldiers each month. A report by the Fort Hood Region Veterans Inventory Initiative indicates that between 30% to 40% of those exiting the military have expressed a preference for remaining in the area.
The Belton Independent School District, as well as other ISDs in the region, have innovative Career and Technology Programs offering industry certifications to high school graduates supporting high demand occupations in the area.
Belton's own Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas A&M Central Texas and Temple College University Center offer in-demand undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. These universities produce a highly educated workforce ready to enter the job market and willing to find employment in the area.