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Finding qualified labor has always been the landscape industry’s greatest challenge. From 2007-2012, it is estimated the landscape industry lost 100,000 people, or over 20% of its workforce. In the next ten years, the green industry labor force is expected to grow by 17% – nearly replacing almost all of the labor lost during the recession. The question on every landscape professional’s mind is, “where will I find them?”
The Source includes information on: Day and temporary labor organizations, Latino community organizations, county workforce development boards, veterans organizations, Illinois colleges with horticulture programs, Illinois high schools with horticulture programs, State of Illinois unemployment offices, JobLink.com, Hispanic and Anglo street festivals, and many, many more resources.