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NALP to Host National Landscape Industry Workforce Summit

Fairfax, Va., December 5, 2018 - The National Association of Landscape Professionals has announced that it will host its first-ever national Workforce Summit, bringing business leaders together to strategize ways to deal with the industry’s crippling workforce shortage.

Organized through the association’s Industry Growth Initiative, the two-day summit held outside Washington D.C., in Alexandria, Virginia, February 12-13, will identify solutions for our industry to compete in the tight national labor market. Guest speakers and peer-led discussions will round out the agenda for the think-tank event.

”The Workforce Summit is unlike any meeting we have ever held,” noted NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman. “We must come together as an industry to tackle the workforce crisis. No one company can solve this problem, no matter how large they are or how creative their recruiting practices are. The industry needs to explore new business models; we need to examine how we can compete against industries already united in trying to attract the same workers we need; and in short, we need to identify actionable items to impact the industry’s future.”

The event also includes plenty of time for networking. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families and their key staff for a few days of team building and skills development.

Landscape contractors who want to contribute to a meaningful national dialogue to invoke change and identify solutions to workforce issues are urged to attend. For more information or to register, visit the web page or call the NALP office at 800-395-2522.

About NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking, and training, and increases the professionalism of the industry through certification and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit Also, visit for landscape information or visit to explore career opportunities.