June 28 2021 08:30 AM

All industry contractors are encouraged to participate.

The Foundation of the National Association of Landscape Professionals launched a nationwide survey to gather employee demographics in the green industry to see how it stacks up against the demographics of the general workforce in the United States. This will allow the Foundation to identify underrepresented groups and work to attract them to the green industry.

All industry contractor companies are encouraged to participate via the survey link included in NALP’s research portal. Surveys must be completed by July 9, and the results will be made available in fall of 2021. Participating companies will receive a final copy of the report, prior to the public release, with data to compare their company to the industry averages.

“For years, the Foundation has been focused on supporting industry education and attracting new people to careers in landscape and lawn care,” says Britt Wood, interim foundation executive director. “This national research study will help us identify areas where we are doing well and where we need to work harder to attract underrepresented groups into our industry, allowing us to offer career advancement opportunities to more people.”