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05-10-2006, 11:03 AM
Do you think this is a trend that will continue? Or is it more isolated to this specific area in Canada?

Expect long wait, high prices for landscaping services (http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/story/mb-landscaping-20060510.html) - Landscaping companies in the city are hiking their rates to deal with a labour shortage and increased demand for their services. Customers should expect to pay 20 to 30 per cent more than last year's rates.

The large number of new houses being built in the Winnipeg area has led to an unprecedented demand for landscaping services but companies in the business say they can't find people to do the work.

"We try to train new employees, which takes a long time. We are constantly at the job bank, trying to find people, but there are no takers right now," said Bo Wohlers, owner of Shelmerdine's Landscaping.

05-10-2006, 01:18 PM
I am actually surprised at that. Usually there are too many companies to do the work

05-10-2006, 05:18 PM
Yea, it is interesting! You never know when a trend is going to start and where it will start. Is this a trend? I don't know but it is unique.