Invested Workforce

From military backgrounds to skills learned at nearby colleges, technical colleges and an award-winning K-12 school system and career academy, the workforce in the Houston County area are highly trained and dedicated workers who are prepared to excel in any profession.

With a large population of professional military personnel at Robins Air Force Base and more than 100 aerospace businesses in the region, there is a pool of technologically-equipped and disciplined workers that will fit your business’ needs. A new study from consumer finance site Nerd Wallet ranked Warner Robins the second-best U.S. city (out of 350) for engineering jobs.

Houston County has an experienced labor force that exceeds more than 70,000 workers, with an unemployment rate of 5.8%.

(September 2016; source: GEORGIA DOL)

When including nearby employment from the surrounding areas of Bibb, Bleckley, Dooly, Macon, Peach, Pulaski and Twiggs counties, the Houston County, Georgia workforce increases to more than 180,000. The economic impact of Robins Air Force Base includes a highly trained and educated workforce on base, as well as spouses of military personnel and military retirees.

The Georgia Department of Labor offers services for both start-up and ongoing operations, including recruitment and screening of potential employees, and data on the state’s labor market. Additionally, qualified employers in Houston County, Georgia can make use of the free and customized training provided through the Georgia Quick Start program, which utilizes the expertise from Central Georgia Technical College, located in Houston County.


Did you know... The largest industrial complex in Georgia is strategically located in Houston County within a 2 hour flight of 80% of the entire U.S. population.