NALP studies the race, ethnicity, gender and age of the industry
the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) The Foundation interviews entrepreneurs to better understand the demographic makeup of the industry. The association encourages all members to complete a survey detailing basic statistics about their employees.
The survey questions ask companies to list the age ranges, ethnicity, race and gender information of owners, office workers, managers and crew members.
“For years, the Foundation has focused on supporting industry education and attracting new people to careers in lawn care and landscaping,” said Britt Wood, Acting Executive Director of the Foundation. “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 in our industry; allowing us to offer career advancement opportunities to more people.
In addition to information on race and gender, the survey asks whether the employees are veterans, disabled or working in a H-2B visa.
Survey participants can enter information about the foundation website or download a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, fill in the answers and upload this file to the foundation.
NALP officials say the results will show how the industry compares to the demographics of the U.S. workforce in general, identify under-represented groups, and allow the foundation to work to attract them to landscaping. .
The surveys are due to be completed by July 9 and the results will be available in the fall. Participating companies will receive a final copy of the report, before its public release, with data to compare their company to industry averages.