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Workforce Development

 

PestControlJobs.com: Promoting Careers in Professional Pest Control

Through March 31, 2021, all NPMA member companies can post current job openings at no cost on the live job board, which can be found at Careers.PestControlJobs.com.

Members of the NPMA Founders Club, comprised of companies that have pledged a five-year monetary donation to NPMA’s Workforce Development Initiative, will have the benefit of unlimited job postings throughout their five-year commitment as well as other exclusive opportunities on both the website and job board.

To learn more about the Workforce Development Initiative and how you can be involved, contact workforce@pestworld.org.

 

“The timing is right for our organization to address the longstanding need for skilled workers in professional pest control. Our members have shared that the number one thing standing between their business and continued growth is a lack of workers – and when individual companies are unable to grow, the industry is unable to grow. The National Pest Management Association is taking action now to fuel and drive greater awareness around the many job opportunities, career growth possibilities and earning potential that exists in the industry today.”
- Dominique Stumpf, NPMA CEO

 

 

Founding Members

as of 2/8/2021

ABC Home & Commercial Services (DFW) Cook's Pest Control Rollins, Inc.
ABC Home & Commercial Services (Austin) Edge Pest Control Rose Pest Solutions (IL)
Abell Pest Control Inc. (Canada) Lloyd Pest & Termite Control Rose Pest Solutions (MI)
Adam's Pest Control Massey Services Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions
All-American Pest Control, Inc. McCauley Services Sprague Pest Solutions
Arrow Exterminators Plunkett’s Pest Control Terminix Service (SC)
Certus Pest, Inc. Rentokil NA Terminix Triad (NC)
 

 

 

Workforce Development Overview

With 50 percent of the existing workforce set to retire in the next decade, the demand for skilled workers in trade professions is higher than ever and quickly becoming a national issue. The sheer number of jobs needing to be filled is staggering: 3.5 million manufacturing jobs, 22,500 welding jobs in the next 5 years, 115,000 HVAC techs by 2022, the list goes on and on. Today, 45 percent of employers globally report struggling to fill skilled positions, resulting in 2 million empty roles. To combat this skills gap, the need for a larger pool of replacement workers is crucial to the survival of trade industries alike and competition to attract new workers to their respective fields is intensifying.

There is also a branding issue to overcome – today’s young people are the most technologically advanced generation to date and are resolutely set on the college and university trajectory, making it more difficult to recruit them into skilled trade jobs. Many younger generations have grown up with the pressure and direction of parents, educators and guidance counselors all touting the benefits of a college degree. All trades need to be doing more to attract and retain qualified talent by communicating the advantages of shorter, less expensive training and alternate and more direct career paths that lead to secure jobs with great earning potential and benefits.

Program Objectives

  • Position NPMA as the advocate for prospective and current employees with a priority on attracting field technicians, among other roles.
  • Highlight pest control as a viable and desirable industry with many job opportunities and career paths.
  • Build a pipeline of qualified candidates to meet business demand.
  • Increase overall pride and professionalism in the industry and showcase the value of what pest management professionals do to protect people, food and property from common pests and to improve overall quality of life

View the complete Workforce Development Business Plan

 

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