The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) launches new online resource as part of its workforce development initiative to promote careers in the professional pest control industry.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced the launch of a new workforce website, PestControlJobs.com, as part of its national initiative to help highlight pest control as a viable and desirable industry with many job opportunities and career paths. It will build a pipeline of qualified candidates to meet business demand and increase overall pride and professionalism in the industry by showcasing the value of what pest management professionals do to protect people, food and property pests and improve overall quality of life.
Unveiled during the Opening Ceremony of the PestWorld 2020 virtual conference, PestControlJobs.com is dedicated to promoting careers in professional pest control and encouraging potential job seekers to search for employment opportunities on its exclusive job board for NPMA member companies.
“We are thrilled to launch PestControlJobs.com which will serve as the digital destination for prospective talent to learn more about the incredible opportunities that await them when taking the leap into professional pest control,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “To work in this industry is to love this industry and we need to spread the word and bring more people to this trade. NPMA’s Workforce Development Initiative was created to address the increasing challenge of attracting and retaining qualified talent to the industry, and now with the launch of PestControlJobs.com and our corresponding public relations campaign, we’re even better poised to meet this challenge head-on to help ensure industry growth.”
Site features include articles and information about the industry, suggested career paths, general job descriptions for a variety of roles, real-life success stories from pest control professionals who have made promising careers for themselves, and much more. NPMA simultaneously launched supporting Facebook and LinkedIn properties to attract and connect with key target audiences including students and parents, women, and veterans returning to the civilian workforce.
For a limited time, all NPMA member companies can post current job openings at no cost on the live job board, which can be found at Careers.PestControlJobs.com. Members of the NPMA Founders Club, comprised of companies that have pledged a five-year monetary donation to the Workforce Development Initiative, will have the benefit of unlimited job postings throughout their five-year commitment as well as other exclusive opportunities on both the website and job board.
“Through this initiative and by working closely with our members, NPMA will help fill the demand for skilled workers and attract new talent to the professional pest control industry,” said Cindy Mannes, senior vice president at NPMA and heading up this initiative. “Once they learn about the job security, opportunity for advancement, training and education, benefits and earning potential – and most importantly, the role pest control professionals have in protecting people, food and property from pest-related threats – they’ll be moved to join us and start their new and rewarding careers.”
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. For more information, visit PestWorld.org or follow @PestWorld on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.