August 1, 2020

Landscaping and golf job searches skyrocket

The number of job searchers looking for landscape and horticulture positions spiked this spring, Brendon Bernard, an economist at Indeed told Yahoo finance.

“Standing out at the top of the list are job searches including ‘golf’, which have more than doubled as a share of Canadian job searches since early April. ‘Garden’ and ‘landscaping’ related job searches have also jumped as a share of activity, as have searches for ‘fruit picking’, which could potentially provide some relief for agricultural producers reporting difficulty finding workers,” said Bernard.

“Not only is relative search interest in these roles up since April, reflecting general seasonality, but it’s also higher than it was last May, when a wider range of job opportunities were available.”