- 70 percent of the industry's labor force is Spanish-speaking or hispanic origin and over half are from Mexico.
- 22 percent of workers understand English
- Workers with high English proficiency held advanced jobs
- More than 75 percent are earning between $6 and $10 per hour, while the average hourly earning of non-supervisory workers during 2007 is $17.16
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Who Makes Up Your Labor Force?
This is really interesting. The Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science conducted a study of 1,548 nursery employees to characterize the labor force. You can find the whole story here, but there are a few bullet points that caught my eye: