Landscaping, paving and other firms were supposed to have additional seasonal help by now. It hasn’t happened yet.
A delay by the federal government in releasing more temporary work visas—called H-2B—is hitting businesses hard.
Michael Hasse of Double M Asphalt & Coatings, says he’s missing five to seven of his usual seasonal workers. That’s left the staff on hand working long, hard days in a profession dependent on warm temperatures.
Mike Stephens of SHC Nursery and Landscape, said he’s missing about 20 people this summer and has missed them for nearly two months now.
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