The Professional Pest Control Industry Has a Place and Career Path for Everyone
Jobseekers can find diversity, equity, and inclusion in pest control
FAIRFAX, Va.--(October 12, 2023)-- The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to spotlight its dynamic and inclusive workforce development program, encouraging people to join the professional pest control industry and be part of a diverse and innovative community. In a time when jobseekers are looking for rewarding and meaningful careers and environments that celebrate diversity and promote equality, pest control shines as a welcoming career choice.
According to a new survey from Glassdoor, more than 76 percent of jobseekers say that diversity, equity and inclusion is a driving factor for them in their job search. The pest control industry, often overlooked as a fulfilling career path, is in a time of incredible growth. Pest management companies embrace inclusive hiring practices, diversity training, sharing, and learning more about accessibility accommodations. This shift towards a more inclusive industry not only reflects a commitment to social responsibility but also leads to more innovative and effective solutions for pest management challenges.
With supportive work environments, on-the-job training, continuing education, exceptional benefits and more, pest control is the perfect career path for you. NPMA is proud to support its member companies with communities and resources that offer guidance on creating inclusive companies that embrace differences of all kinds that result in happier workplaces and stronger business results.
“Our industry is thriving because we value everyone’s experience and perspective,” said Liz Bicer, director of workforce development for NPMA. “Our industry values people first. We protect your family and home. What could be better than supporting that mission? This industry needs people like you who share this core value- with so many career paths available from field technicians to business operations, there’s no better time to get started than now.”
Join us and start a new career in pest control where your skills are in high demand, your uniqueness is celebrated, and your contributions make a meaningful impact in society.
Jobseekers looking for a rewarding and inclusive industry can visit PestControlJobs.com to learn more or view current job openings at Careers.PestControlJobs.com. Stay updated on news and relevant information by following @PestControlJobs on Facebook and LinkedIn and explore workforce content and more by following @PestWorld on TikTok.
About the National Pest Management Association
The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from the diseases and dangers of pests. Its Workforce Development Initiative aims to help fill the demand for skilled workers, attract new talent to the professional pest control industry and spread the word about the essential role pest control professionals play in improving people’s overall quality of life. For more information, visit PestControlJobs.com or follow @PestControlJobs on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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