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Anyone use a staffing agency?

Grits

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Florida
I have a guy I would like to hire and thought it might be more affordable going through a staffing agency. Anyone do this before? I got the prices, they are as follows:

10 per hour = 15.38 per hr
12.50 per = 18.50 per
15 = 21.62

The first number is what the employee would be paid and the 2nd number is what I would be paying the agency.
 

d&rlawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
michigan
Around here they will do the taxes and cover them if they get hurt. They will also replace the guy/gal if they are not working out. They will also provide any PPE if you require it. If you just need the help on a temp basis like hauling mulch from trailer to site in a wheelbarrow then I think its a good idea.
 

thes

LawnSite Member
Location
Jersey Shore
How did you find the staffing agency? Is there a certain word(s) to look up?
Thanks
 
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Grits

Grits

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Florida
Around here they will do the taxes and cover them if they get hurt. They will also replace the guy/gal if they are not working out. They will also provide any PPE if you require it. If you just need the help on a temp basis like hauling mulch from trailer to site in a wheelbarrow then I think its a good idea.
I have a guy that I know that I want to hire. He is a great and reliable worker as I have worked with him in the past. I was thinking about hiring him through an agency because I think it would actually be cheaper and easier than me getting set-up to deal with employees.
 
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Grits

Grits

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Florida
How did you find the staffing agency? Is there a certain word(s) to look up?
Thanks
There are a couple around here. I have actually been employed with this same agency years ago when I first got hired on with the city that I worked for. Very reputable company and well known around these parts.
 
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Grits

Grits

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Florida
Anyone have experience or other opinions on this?
 

beano

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Columbus, OH
I dont know but i would think you would have to train someone very well (unless you got that guy who knew what he was doing) so they dont ruin your yards or equipment. I had a guy that worked laying mulch all summer with us and knew how to run a mower but when he started cutting, he ran right over a tree stump. He said he saw it, he just thought it would clear it. (the thing was like 6 inches high, no wae in he$$ it was going to clear. To me id be a little weary of hiring someone who wasnt experienced in this feild. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen, but who knows you could find one of the best employees out there! Its a roll of the dice!
 
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Grits

Grits

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Florida
I dont know but i would think you would have to train someone very well (unless you got that guy who knew what he was doing) so they dont ruin your yards or equipment. I had a guy that worked laying mulch all summer with us and knew how to run a mower but when he started cutting, he ran right over a tree stump. He said he saw it, he just thought it would clear it. (the thing was like 6 inches high, no wae in he$$ it was going to clear. To me id be a little weary of hiring someone who wasnt experienced in this feild. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen, but who knows you could find one of the best employees out there! Its a roll of the dice!
I know a guy, actually he started working with me today. I have worked with him before and I am confident of his abilities. That isn't really the point though. I am wondering if it is cheaper and easier to use a staffing agency.
 
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Grits

Grits

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Florida
I know more people have opinions on this......come on. I need info.
 
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