A flexible labour market, qualified workforce

Productivity and flexibility of Belgian Limburg workers are key advantages for your company.

In the Hasselt region continuous intrinsic motivation is reflected in low absenteeism and a high degree of loyalty.

With its relatively young population, the Hasselt region has a large reserve labour force. Compared to other regions in Flanders, the province has a much higher influx onto the labour market and the number of available workers exceeds the Flemish average. Furthermore, Belgian Limburg’s favourable demographic evolution guarantees the availability of labour capacity, both now and in the future.

As the rest of Belgium Belgian Limburg provides high level education:

  • Belgian Limburg has one university (Hasselt) and several academies;
  • a large number of schools for technology are present and closely cooperate with industries and businesses
  • it is located within the ELAt knowledge triangle (Eindhoven, Louvain, Aachen), a highly linked network of universities and research centres;
  • more than 1 in 4 people have a higher education certificate (Flanders).

Population in the Hasselt region has a high level of language proficiency:

  • several languages are taught as early as elementary grade level;
  • schools foster multi-linguistic skills;
  • graduates are often proficient in English, French, German and Dutch.

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