Originally Posted by SoCalLandscapeMgmt
"Latino" workers will still file fraudulent work comp claims. What you need are employees who aren't dirtbags.
Well, they MAY file claims. But I can tell you from a lot of experience having a lot of both Hispanics and Americans, it's the Americans who are WAY more prone to wanting to find an easy payday, not the Hispanics. Like 5x more likely.
As for your problem not being able to find them in IA, that sucks. Around here that's pretty much the only people who will do landscaping work and there are entire cities here that are mostly Hispanic. HUGE part of the population. It's very hard to find Americans who will either a) do the work or b) actually have any experience doing the work. And 9.8 times out of 10 when we do hire an American (usually without much experience) just to give them a chance, they quit, stop showing up, or start working like a slug - within 10 days.