Workforce Development & Industry Growth

MLP's Workforce Development committee meets regularly to address issues around the industry labor shortage.


Following the “all boats rise with the tide” maxim, MLP has joined forces with NALP and other landscape associations across the country to create one common, digital presence designed to promote the careers opportunities found in the lawn and landscape industry. From exploring career paths and compensation information to straight-talk for parents and an active job board, is a one-stop awareness-building website.

More than 100,000 people visited this site in 2018 and this year promises to be even busier. Be sure to list your job openings for free at Additional resources include the #WhyLandscape campaign via WhyLandscape social medial channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The careers website also offers access to resources to assist with school and community outreach, including printable handouts and infographics, career videos, a toolkit for planning and executing a Landscape Career Day, and more.


Follow this link to the National Assocation of Landscape Professional's Industry Growth Initiative page, designed specifically for MLP members.


Learn more about NALP's valuable Apprenticeship Program . Grow your workforce while growing the industry!


Finding and retaining great employees is the biggest problem you're facing today.  Are you looking for a simple, affordable solution to:

... help you retain your best employees?
... provide your employees with development opportunities? 
... increase your employees’ efficiency and overall job satisfaction?

MLP’s new partnership with GrowTheBench brings you all of these solutions - in a convenient, affordable one-stop shop!

As a benefit of MLP membership, you will now enjoy a free 30-day pass to all courses and an ongoing 5% savings on the retail rate of subscription to GrowTheBench's library of exceptional training videos. Training covers all aspects of management, professionalism, and leadership to equip your crew leaders, account managers, operations managers, and company executives with the knowledge they need to be their best for you. Over 100 videos are currently available, with more added every month.

Visit to learn more.

Neal Glatt, Grow the Bench