Finding Employees or Part-Time Help

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by cwlawley, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I was wondering where some of you find people to work with you. I was solo last year since I was part-time but this year I am going to have to find some help...most likely a part-time helper.

    I wanted to stay away from putting it in the newspaper if at all possible. Is this the best option though.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    I was kinda wondering the same thing. I'm not going to work 2 full time and 1 part time job this year again like last year.:dizzy: :dizzy:
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,369

    Every body on TV keeps saying there are plenty of workers.......I also wonder where are they???? We applied for H2B and got workers from Mexico, it is expensive just to get one but go over to the employment forum and send note to Drake for cost.
  4. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Thats true...everyone says there are plenty of workers but I ain't seeing them.

    Anyone else have a clue?
  5. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    Well I will be doing the same thing this spring. I though about going to the temp agancies and go from there. My uncle is a land developer and I will probnably be able to get some help from him as I will be new to the area. (moving feb 1 and start mowing. Have Faith!!)
  6. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Yeah, I tried the temp service. I figured I would get someone looking for a full-time job and hire them. Problem was the cheapest temp agency is 14.50/hr and I received three helpers - (2) had recently been paroled for armed robbery...(I was told they robbed the "drug man" and the other didn't speak.

    I don't know what I am going to do yet.
  7. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I put an ad in the paper last year for part time and I had people beating down my door nonstop for the week it was in there. The key is in weeding out the losers.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    My employees are the ones who find us new people. Also my equipment dealer.
  9. SouthJerseyLawns

    SouthJerseyLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Try help wanted posters, but the key is getting them where our type of workers can see them. Laundromats are a good place to start.
  10. Greenbrier

    Greenbrier LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Go to the local employment(State) agency and post a free ad. State that you opertate a drug and alcohal free work environment, and that back ground checks are required. That may weed out most of your loosers right off the bat.


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