World News: 14:00 GMT Wednesday 11th September 2019. [National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) via Businesswire via SPi World News]
On the heels of the latest jobs report, four U.S. trade industries, including the professional landscape industry, healthcare technology management industry, foodservice distribution industry and grocery industry are joining forces to encourage job seekers to explore the many career opportunities currently available in their respective fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported the unemployment rate at 3.7 percent, just above a 50-year low. With such a low unemployment rate, these industries are challenged with finding enough workers to fill an increasing number of open positions.
“The very low national unemployment rate – combined with a decades-long societal push to encourage students to pursue college instead of trades – has left many industries in need of workers now more than ever before,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs, National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), an organization leading inter-industry collaboration on workforce development efforts. “These industries offer excellent career options for young professionals or job changers, including the opportunity to jump into the workforce immediately and earn a competitive salary – with or without a college degree.”
The following four industries have immediate job openings:
1. Professional Landscape Industry (National Association of Landscape Professionals)
2. Healthcare Technology Management Industry (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)
3. Foodservice Distribution Industry (International Foodservice Distributors Association)
4. Independent Grocery Industry (National Grocers Association)
The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry that employs nearly 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care professionals who create and maintain healthy green spaces for the benefit of society and the environment. NALP offers education, networking, training and certification programs that increase the professionalism in the industry and inspire its members to excellence. For more information from NALP on careers in the lawn and landscape industry, visit.
AAMI () is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 8,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective healthcare technology.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $280 billion foodservice distribution industry. There are 15,000 foodservice distribution center locations in the U.S. that have a total employment impact of more than 1 million jobs. For more information visit:
The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. Also represented are affiliated associations, manufacturers, and service suppliers, as well as other entrepreneurial companies that support NGA’s Mission and Philosophy. For more information, visit
Business Wire: 14:00 GMT Wednesday 11th September 2019
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