The Foundation is committed to help our industry and society at large address the problems that place barriers to the hiring, advancement, and overall success of our workforce.
As part of a multi-faceted initiative, the Foundation conducted a nationwide survey to evaluate diversity within the professional landscape and lawn care industry, by state, region, and nationwide. The final report, the Workforce Demographic Study (WDS), released in October 2021, is the first phase of a three-part project by the Foundation. The 2021 WDS included data from 272 companies, representing 47 states (including DC) and over 40,000 employees.
The main goal of Phase I is to provide the landscape and lawn care industry a baseline related to workforce demographics and to identify recruiting and retention opportunities for industry employers.