The Wall Street Journal: Signs of a Strong Economy
The tight labor market and visa shortage are hurting all kinds of industries that rely on seasonal workers, from Maryland’s crab-picking industry to New England restaurants. The $82-billion landscaping industry is the largest user of the visa program, which allows employers to bring workers from abroad for temporary positions, accounting for 50 percent of all such visas certified by the government in 2018.
Barron's: A Sunny Outlook for the Nation’s Landscaper
BrightView had barely been public for a month when it delivered its first earnings report in early August. The debut quarter didn’t go well for the country’s only publicly traded landscaping specialist, partly because the East Coast of the U.S. had been hit with its largest April snowstorm in decades.