Local Landscapers Turning Down Spring Jobs After Work Visa Restrictions

Landscaping companies continue to struggle because of the restriction to federal H-2B work visas.

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As spring arrives and landscaping jobs start picking up, Hoosiers may find it more difficult to find a company to do their work.

Landscaping companies across Indiana are struggling because of restrictions to the federal H-2B work visa and a lack of willing local candidates, according to more than one statewide organization.

Kevin Hughes, owner of Rosie's Gardens and Hughes Landscaping on the north side, has a Now Hiring sign in front of his business and says he's taken a huge hit to his business already.

"I've already told probably 20, 25 people I just can't do their work this year," Hughes said.

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