How do you find workers?????? HELP!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cuttin-to-the-Max, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im running 2 crews this year and for some reason cant find too many people...
    How do you guys find workers? Im thinking my starting pay will be like 10 bucks an hr.. Thats what alot of guys are paying their workers but really pay depends on experience! Where do you post job openings?????
     
  2. BradLewisLawnCare

    BradLewisLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    two guys i just hired were on craigslist. they both hired at $10 another wanted $12. I interviewed them to find a fit. 3/6 showed up for interviews. 2 got the job.
     
  3. martinslandscaping

    martinslandscaping LawnSite Member
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    When you find please let me know what you did, here in bellefontaine ohio I cant find good help, need 3 guys have 3 good ones
     
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    Ive just given up!
     
  5. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    Seems like no one wants to work posted ads on c-list but got like 5 people none qualified! Some didnt even show up to get interviewed.... Last year my fax machine was blown uppp with workers!
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  6. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    Been there done that , sorry guys. Now we have Mexicans :cool2::cool2::cool2:
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    You need to find people who are actively looking for work.
     
  8. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So do I! But thats the problem! lol They are so sketchy! Thats why i need some more.
     
  9. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ouch!! If your amigos are sketchy then you are screwed. :confused:
     
  10. BradLewisLawnCare

    BradLewisLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    My mother is dating a guy from latin america and I have zero mexico/or south people on my crew. I could have the works, but it doesn't fit my niche. My customers want americans I suppose.
     

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