H2B Hurts Who?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by patron, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. patron

    patron LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    Below is one example of the indirect effect h2b has on the economy . The actual amounts may be different but still it’s not exactly chump change.


    Approximate Ohio dealers:
    200 Gm dealerships
    200 Ford dealerships
    120 Dodge dealerships
    Large landscape firms buy on average 5 new trucks a year
    Average price of truck is $35,000.00
    $35,000.00 X 5 trucks= $175,000.00
    Following is based on 100 landscape firms annually!

    $17,500,000.00 in sales LOST
    $ 1,000,000.00 in sales tax LOST
    $ 3,500,000.00 in parts and service sales LOST

    http://www.landcarenetwork.org/cms/legislation/h2b.html
    this information was lifted from the above sites Power Point File.

    Go there to learn more.
     
  2. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    It's not like demand for lawn and landscape services disappears with the foreign workers.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    I don't get it.... Show us a correlation of landscape firms that hire H2B workers and those large landscape firms that can no longer afford to buy their average of 5 trucks a year, and there may be grounds for some sort of argument. But as this is written, it is just irrelevant rhetorical gibberish. One has nothing to do with the other.
     
  4. patron

    patron LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    Your on to something now.

    "irrelevant rhetorical gibberish "is why the h2b exemption did not pass

    So I guess if they can do it so can we is the logic
    follow the link to see more.
     

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