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TAG: labor

Answers to LCOs’ most pressing questions

February 17, 2021By
Crew member pouring fertilizer into spreader (Photo: Tony Ventouris)

Experts from around the industry weigh in on some of the most pressing questions lawn care operators have relayed on social media. read more

The path to 12% profit: The labor KPI

April 10, 2020By

Landcape Management columnist Kevin Kehoe explains how landscape companies can reach 12 percent net profit via the labor key performance indicator. read more

Mow money: 3 maintenance companies explain how they’ve overcome the labor problem

March 6, 2020By and
Operator on Kubota mower (Photo: Kubota)

Mowing and maintenance can be a consistent service offering for landscape companies, but consistency might not equal profitability considering the labor shortage — 71,000 unfilled full-time positions in 2017, according to data from the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Too much work and not enough people to do it can wreak havoc on a company’s bottom line. We explore how... 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

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
Crews working on a project (Photo: Carolina Colorscapes)

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