Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Pittsburgh-Based Landforce Seeking Crew Members For 2022; Need Help With A Green Infrastructure Project?

The Pittsburgh-based
Landforce job readiness and land stewardship program is now accepting applications for 2022 crew members in Pittsburgh and the surrounding neighborhoods.  The deadline for applications is February 13.

Crew Members

Landforce crew members take on green infrastructure for nonprofit, public and other groups on maintenance, habitat restoration, trail construction and other projects to provide members with real work experience and personal training to help them secure positions in the job market.

Landforce provides opportunities for people (individuals returning from incarceration, struggling with addiction, mental health diagnoses, who are homeless, or living in poverty) as they move towards economic mobility.

They  combine workforce development training with environmental stewardship employment and transitional support to new employment.

Click Here for examples of past projects.

Landforce crews receive seven weeks of training starting on March 21 in land stewardship skills training, professional development, work readiness training, and certifications (including First Aid, Tree Tender, OSHA, Chainsaw Safety Certification, and Restorative Practices.

Crew members are paid $11.85/hour for 35 hours per week of work.

After training, crew members will work in stewardship positions on projects like tree planting & care, rain garden & bioswale installation & maintenance, deconstruction, invasive plant removal, trail construction, and basic carpentry concluding in the fall.

Landforce crews can earn up to $16/hour for 36 hours/week.

Click Here to apply.

Click Here for more information on being a crew memberClick Here to watch a video on the Landforce program.

Need Help With A Project?

If you need help with a green infrastructure project, visit the Hire Landforce webpage, contact Landforce by sending an email to: or call 412-727-6936.

For more information on the program, working as a crew member or if you need help with a project, visit the Landforce webpage.  Follow them on Facebook and TwitterClick Here to support their work.

Related Article:

-- Penn State Extension: Landscape Workforce Professional Development Courses
[Posted: January 5, 2022] 
PA Environment Digest

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