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Foreign Workers

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mike48114, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. mike48114

    mike48114 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    Like many of you, we have a heck of a time finding good help. I was wondering if any of you use foreign workers. What are the costs associated with it and what is the best way to go about finding the help? Any help or decision would be great!

  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Put an add in the paper, pay a decent wage, treat empoyees with respect.
  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    We use them extensively. Sign up for the H2b program. That way you are sure they are legal. And as said..treat them as you would any other worker.
  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    I hire 75% of my employees from the state of ohio parole board, why you ask.
    1. they need a second chance at life
    2. they are used to working thier butts off
    3.they will work for lower pay because they have a hard time finding a job any where else with a felon on the record.

    Accourse I screen them before I hire them, and most of the time I hire the guys that have been there for 10 or more years. They seem to be more gratefull for the job.
  5. Columbia Turf

    Columbia Turf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    The h2b program can be a great thing. It has worked well for us in the past. It may not be for everybody.

    I am not sure about the parole board thing. lol
  6. mike48114

    mike48114 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    The parole thing scares me...I dont want a Lazer Z leaving a lawn and hopping on the highway. What kind of costs are associated with the h2b program aside from the guys wages?
  7. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660


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