TAG: labor

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

LM 2019 Industry Pulse: Labor report

December 24, 2019By
While landscape companies say work was plentiful in 2019, it was often hard to find workers like those pictured here. (Photo: GreenSweep)

LM Industry Pulse survey respondents say 2019 was a good year for business but a struggle to find people to help complete jobs. read more

LM 2019 Industry Pulse: A look to the future

December 23, 2019By
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While no one can predict the future for certain, many green industry professionals maintain a sense of optimism when looking ahead to 2020, according to the Industry Pulse survey. For example, on average, many survey respondents said they expect revenue to be up in 2020. “The market is good, and people are spending money,” says Jason Bishop, regional manager of... read more

No business like snow business

August 15, 2019By
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Adam Schlutt of MAAC Property Services discusses his reluctance to join the family business, his company’s challenges and his approach to the labor issue. read more

Profit Power: Stop waiting for immigration reform

May 20, 2019By

LM columnist Jeffrey Scott explains how landscape company owners can take control of their labor situation with recruiting and a strong financial strategy. read more

Work to do: Tackling the industry’s labor shortage

May 20, 2019By
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How companies, manufacturers and industry pros are tackling landscaping's labor shortage. read more