I have switched to Hispanic labor some weeks ago and am very impressed with the work ethics they have shown, proved, and given. Although my main objective was not to lower payroll as it did considerably, but to get quality, reliable employees. These guys are not H2B but green card legal aliens. So far I don't have all the whinning and fussing about having to work, or to get "lazy" guys motavated to work. Thes guys are "ON TIME" or early and ready to work when they arive. I don't have to repetely ask to have any maint. done on the equipment, much less asked it to be done once and it is done every day I had trouble getting the other guys to blow the mowers off before they return to the shop. Today "I" forgot to do it and was reminded that it was not done. These guys come to work wanting to work Saturdays even after already putting close to 50 hours in during the week. They even want to work Sunday!!! I have tried most everything to find quality employees locally and with no luck, I have over paid people to keep them, and found they got lazier as the pay rate increased. I have tried bonuses, and many other types to get productivity levels up, with no success. The lanuage barrier is not that diffacult to overcome from my experiance. I have a few english to spanish translators and found them to take more time than what it was worth over just simply showing them how to do what I wanted. They have picked up the techniques I have showed them in a matter of hours as apposed to simply half a$$ing it as others have done in the past. So far they have been very through on their work and shown a great level of pride in their work. I have cought them looking at other LCO's working and seen smirks on their faces, as to some disbelife to how funny it was. I see them looking for ways to improve what they are doing and to make them sleves more efficient in their work. No more trimming the side of the tree you can see from the house. I have noticed the respect they give to the equipment they are using. No abusing it, getting off to pick up sticks, and placing the stick so the customer can remove them or throwing them in the woods. Not running them over or thowing them to the side they have already cut. I am pleased with this new direction, and wanted to pass on the findings I have found. If you can't find quality employees, look to Hispanic labor and/or the H2B program.