A new job training program will give some lucky Philadelphians the chance to land a possible dream job: a position at the famed Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
The landscaping company made famous by a bizarre Rudy Giuliani news conference will help train jobless residents for landscaping careers under a program launched with the nonprofits University City District and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp (PIDC). Four Seasons plans to eventually interview graduates for jobs starting at $14 an hour.
The three-week program will train 14 residents, earning $150 weekly stipends, to identify plants and use small machinery, such as weed whackers and backpack leaf blowers. Residents will also learn the basics of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI), which aims to reduce stormwater runoff and filter pollutants through landscaping. The program will utilize the Navy Yard campus.