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TAG: labor shortage

Pros share tips to maximize value in the face of labor and cost challenges

July 20, 2022By
Frank Maxey, fleet manager for Earthworks, says this Exmark 144-inch mower speeds up mowing times on a big commercial property from a day and a half to half a day. (Photo: Danny Hurley)

Not new kids on the block, these pros share how inputs and equipment save their operations time and maximize their current labor pool. read more

High Performance: Is it time to close the pool?

July 12, 2022By
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Phil Harwood asks landscape business owners to take a close look at services provided to identify areas to eliminate due to a lack of labor. read more

2022 LM150: Conserva Irrigation shows how modern problems require modern solutions

July 1, 2022By
Conserva trainees will still get field experience when using the company’s online training. (Photo: Conserva Irrigation)

Ranking at No. 119 on the 2022 LM150 list, Conserva Irrigation shares how it has taken on the labor crisis with a new, bold strategy. read more

How Seabreeze Property Services uses new strategies to combat the labor shortage

November 23, 2021By

With labor being a challenge for many, Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services in Portland, Maine, shares how he keeps his team employed year-round. read more

A think tank for solving landscape’s labor shortage

March 4, 2020By

For the second year, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) gathered landscape professionals together for a forum on the industry’s labor shortage. Company representatives came to Alexandria, Va., to hear presentations on finding and keeping employees in the worst labor market ever, how similar industries such as plumbing and home construction are attracting talent, promoting the industry in schools,... read more

2020 labor situation: crisis or opportunity?

January 13, 2020By
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For years, demographers, economists, movie-makers, politicians, scientists and others have been famously making false predictions of future events. Remember the doomsday predictions leading up to Jan. 1, 2000, or how the stock market was going to crash if a certain person was elected president of the U.S., or any one of the end-of-the-world predictions? Predicting the future is not easy.... read more