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Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by mjlcare2, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    Anyone have any suggestions as to where to find decent employees. Craigslist isn't doing much these days.

    I am hiring 2 guys, must be able to drive and have some common sense, I can train the rest. Spread the word if anyone knows anybody looking for work..

    East Orlando

    Jarrid Clark
    M.J. Lawn & Landscape
  2. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    "must be able to drive and have some common sense"

    Your asking too much, those guys go in business for themselves. lol

    Finding good help is defiantly a never ending process in our industry.
  3. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 905

    Exactly sprinkler. You will not find a good common sense filled worker right off the streets that can drive a trailer and run a mower. Your going to have to train 99% of people to work up to your expectations.
  4. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    I wasn't expecting to not have to train.. the "must be able to drive" indicates the legal and physical ability to drive a vehicle.. such as have a license, not be blind, etc. common sense isn't something you can train. but you can train someone with some common sense
  5. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Good luck the last 8 years 17 employees come and gone here just to keep 1 or 2. Now started paying $15 hour has helped retain.
  6. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Man all the good guys with experience already got jobs for the rest of the summer. Look for employees winter time when they get laid off for the slow season. Good luck
  7. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    Yeah I hear ya.. I don't have much of a slow season.. We are growing incredibly right now.. I have been asking around, fellow LCO's etc, Tried craigslist, etc.. but nothing yet.

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