U.S. Sees Lowest Unemployment Claims Since 1973

By | April 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of people filing for unemployment benefits dropped to a level that hasn’t been seen since 1973. This is a good sign that the U.S. economy is recovering from the recession. In terms of hiring however, this could mean that companies will have a lot of competition when trying to hire new employees.

Bloomberg chart

Image source: Bloomberg News

For more information, see this article.

How Can You Become Certified to Apply Pesticides?

By | February 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Due to the potentially dangerous nature of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), you and your business must be licensed by the state to apply them commercially. Being properly trained in their safe handling and application keeps pesticides and fertilizers from endangering both humans and the environment.

In the State of Michigan

To acquire a Michigan pesticide applicator’s license, you must take and pass at least two tests. One must be the CORE exam, and at least one other must be in a specific pesticide category. The categories most commonly used in lawn maintenance are:

  • 3A: Turfgrass pest management
  • 3B: Ornamental pest management
  • 6: Right-of-Way pest management

Tests […]