NPMA sets dates for Workforce Summit


July 17, 2023

Logo courtesy of NPMAThe National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) inaugural Workforce Summit is set for May 9-10, 2024 in Atlanta, Ga.

Per the news release, this event will “gather professionals and industry leaders from across the pest management sector to tackle the pressing challenges and opportunities related to workforce development.”

The NPMA Workforce Summit aims to drive the conversation on creating a skilled, diverse and engaged workforce, while addressing the evolving needs of the pest management industry, according to NPMA. This event will provide a platform for thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities and the exchange of innovative ideas that will shape the future of our industry.

This program is designed for human resource professionals, hiring managers and pest management owner/operators to provide an engaging space to discuss trends, challenges and solutions relating to all aspects of workforce development.

NPMA is asking potential attendees to take a survey to find out what prospective attendees would like to learn more about at the summit.

The new event is the latest in a number of initiatives the NPMA has taken in recent years to address labor issues in the professional pest management industry.

  • A partnership with MANRRS, a national professional organization dedicated to creating career opportunities for minority students in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences.
  • Starting the process to become an employment partner through the Department of Defense SkillBridge program.
  • Creating and maintaining, designed to provide pest control companies the resources they need in their search for skilled, qualified job candidates.
  • Creating and maintaining the industry-exclusive job board at

About the National Pest Management Association

The National Pest Management Association is a non-profit organization with more than 5,000 members. It 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.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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