Reaching the Hispanic "Green Industry" Workforce: Experiences and Practical Tools for Extension Professionals
There are approximately 500,000 Hispanics living in Georgia. The Green Industry (turfgrass, ornamentals, and landscape sectors) is one of the fastest growing industries in the state. Close to 90% of all Georgia Green Industry companies employ Hispanics as their primary labor force. Language and cultural barriers hamper productivity, efficiency, and safety in the industry. The need to develop training programs in Spanish is widely recognized. We present relevant information and tools to take into consideration when implementing training programs for the green industry's Hispanic workforce.
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Martinez-Espinoza, A. D., Fonseca, M., & Chance, W. (2003). Reaching the Hispanic "Green Industry" Workforce: Experiences and Practical Tools for Extension Professionals. The Journal of Extension, 41(6), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol41/iss6/21