Several members of the Ohio Landscape Association and its Executive Director Sandy Munley shared the industry's worker woes on the local news in Northeast Ohio yesterday. Let's hope it brings the companies some good candidates.
"Many times our landscapers run ads and don't get
anybody to answer them at all," Munley says. "And other times, when
people do answer, they can't pass drug testing or they don't have a
valid drivers license."
Sound familiar? What are you doing to cope with a worker shortage in your area?
The site landlovers.org, a joint effort between PLANET, ANLA and ASHS, offers some good resources to help dispel the myths about working in the Green Industry. Companies can use them as talking points when speaking with prospective employees or exhibiting at job fairs. --Marisa Palmieri