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Seasonal foreign workers fill critical landscaping jobs, enabled by easier access to visas

Apr 27, 2023
The number of available H-2B visas available nearly doubled in 2023, providing more people to carry out beautification projects.
Juan Pablo Alvarez Miranda, a seasonal landscaping worker from El Salvador, on the job at Houston's Hermann Park.
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Americans don't want landscaping jobs

Jul 20, 2016
One in three Americans who have a lawn have paid a landscaper to maintain it. But few Americans want landscaping jobs and that's creating problems for the landscaping industry.
Landscape workers in Hesperia, California. 
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