Flurry of activity

Snow and ice management professionals are facing the same labor pressures as landscapers but with the added variable of more reliance on the weather dictating how the business will do.

Labor continues to be a challenge for snow and ice management professionals who took the State of the Snow Labor Market survey, but some results do show improvement. While only 50% are confident they will be fully staffed before the first billable snow and ice event, that number is up 3 percentage points compared to last year’s survey. One other area of hope is how the market looks since COVID-19 caused chaos. Last year, 80% said the labor market is worse than March of 2020 when COVID-19 restrictions began, versus 68% this year. — Brian Horn, editor, Lawn & Landscape

*These results are from more than 100 respondents. Not all percentages add up to 100% due to rounding.

* 1 is awful; 10 is excellent
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