Your satisfaction and our success are directly linked to the strength of Signature Landscape’s front-line work crews. We spend a significant amount of time, energy and resources staffing our crews with employees who can deliver the high-quality results you've come to expect from us.
This commitment does not come without its share of challenges, however. Managing our workforce can be difficult due to the seasonal nature of landscaping in this part of the country. Work loads are higher in the summer months, less so in the winter.
Because our best efforts to recruit locally can often come up short, we participate in the H-2B visa program. This program allows foreign workers who do not aspire to become U.S. citizens to complete temporary work assignments in the U.S. before returning home. This means we've been able to legally hire documented workers, many who are from Latin American countries, in a mutually beneficial partnership.
This guest worker program has been beneficial in many ways. It's allowed us to invest in training for workers who return each season. It ensures that they pay federal income taxes and FICA, and has provided fair and safe employment for them during their time here. To participate, Signature Landscape applies as an employer each year, and each guest worker is on file with the State and U.S. Departments of Labor, the USCIS, the U.S. State Department, the Border Patrol, the Social Security Administration, and the state DMV.
We at Signature Landscape are aware that immigration is a controversial topic in the U.S., and we acknowledge and value the varying viewpoints of stakeholders on all sides of the issue. As a small seasonal business we have joined with many others like us – other landscaping businesses, construction and roofing firms – to call for a sensible approach to legal seasonal workers.