Landforce is Looking for 18 Amazing Crew Members
With almost 45,000 vacant lots and well over 10,000 acres of parks and land trusts, Allegheny County is home to important open space. All that space must be maintained to retain and increase its value, and to allow everyone to benefit from it. In addition, even though Allegheny County has a robust workforce and human services sector, there is still a large need among traditionally marginalized populations for employment and supportive services.
To address both of these issues, Landforce, a nonprofit that combines workforce development and land stewardship, was developed to create a specialized labor force known as a Landforce Crew. Landforce Crews provide basic land stewardship services to enhance, reclaim, and maintain land assets such as parks, land trusts, vacant land, land banks and greenways. At the same time, Landforce Crew Members gain valuable employment experience, work on overcoming barriers to success, identify career interests, and build a pathway to their own futures.
Landforce is excited to begin the application process for their 2017 Crew Members. This year they aim to hire 18 individuals who are ready to invest in their futures and are eager to work hard stewarding Pittsburgh’s environment.
If you, or someone you know, would like to be a part of the 2017 Landforce Crew, learn more by viewing the Landforce Crew Job Description and fill out the Job Application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm, March 24, 2017.