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Team Building: How To Recruit and Retain Veterans

You probably already know that veterans are reliable, trainable team players that can be a welcome addition to any lawn or landscape company. However, you might be uncertain how to get connected to those who are making the transition from military service to civilian life. At SiteOne, they have made veteran and military spouse recruiting […]

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Team Building: The Benefits of Hiring Veterans

The search for skilled labor is a constant concern, but one promising pool is military veterans. Each year the military discharges 270,000 service members and 80 percent won’t have a job lined up. “It makes good business sense to hire veterans,” says Elly Zemetra, senior director of talent management for BrightView, based in Blue Bell, […]

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GreenCare for Troops Provides Opportunity to Serve Military Families

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community’s military families, Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program helps connect you with an active duty deployed service member’s family where you can provide complimentary lawn and landscape service during the length of the deployment. Phil Fogarty, master franchise consultant for Weed Man USA, […]

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How I Do It: Taking Advantage of the DoD SkillBridge Program

Each year nearly 200,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces, stationed in over 140 military installations in the U.S. and overseas, will separate from active duty and re-enter the civilian workforce or pursue higher education. For the past two years, Environmental Management Inc. (EMI) based in Plain City, Ohio, has been able to tap into […]

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Faces of the Industry: Kristy Mathews

Kristy Mathews, owner of K&B Lawn and Landscaping based in Jacksonville, Florida, has only been working in the landscape industry for less than a year. She started her business in April 2020. Thanks to contactless payments and their work being done outside, Mathews says the pandemic has not caused any issues for the business. “Everybody’s […]

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Veterans Share Their Experience in the Landscape Industry

Today marks Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor America’s veterans for their service and sacrifice. We caught up with a handful of veterans who have transitioned from the military into the lawn care and landscape industry. How They Ended Up in the Industry Alejandro Fairley, served in the Army for nine years. He […]

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