Military bases, hospitals and casinos are among the largest employers in Harrison County, exemplifying one of the most significant traits of our workforce – its diversity of skill and training. Numerous secondary education facilities and resources throughout the area provide training tailored to our different industries.
Harrison County also has a higher percentage of veterans than the nation as a whole, giving us the benefit of a well-trained, disciplined, loyal group of workers which brings military experience to the table. We also have thousands of military retirees who spent careers serving the nation, and many continue that service in new civilian careers.
While we have a strong workforce within our area, the available workforce transcends the boundaries of our county. With its central location along Interstate 10, Harrison County has the ability to attract workers from neighboring counties, and even states. The commute from New Orleans or Mobile to Harrison County is less than 60 miles.
For further information on our workforce training providers, coalitions and resources, visit the following links. New services and seminars are continually added to keep up with industry needs.