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Finding new employees

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Luke S., Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Luke S.

    Luke S. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    How do you guys find new potential workers ? We did use Craigslist but now that they charge $25 a post it doesn't seem worth it for the semi-sleazy crowd it brought. Any body got any other ways they use to find new employees ?
     
  2. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,629

    just posted a for sale ad on CL and didn't get charged......
     
  3. Luke S.

    Luke S. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    They only charge for help wanted wanted. It started in 2013 and doesn't apply to a lot of the posting, but it does to help wanted.
     
  4. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,822

    Dang....Craigslist charging now. We found a really good guy last year. Had to weed through a bunch that didn't live locally or never done lawn work. How long does the ad stay up?

    I may try to go to the employment securities commission or call the dept of social services --- there is a person who tries to find work for dads needing to pay child support.
     
  5. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,343

    Didn't know craigslist was now charging.
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  6. Johnny79

    Johnny79 LawnSite Member
    from Nutley
    Messages: 73

    im gonna try the old home depot
     
  7. Johnny79

    Johnny79 LawnSite Member
    from Nutley
    Messages: 73

    or put an add in the spanish newpaper
     
  8. acresofgreen

    acresofgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Craig's list here is free but like its been said before you have to weed through a bunch to find a decent one. I'm trying some kids from my church this year for helpers. I know there parents and so I know what Im getting before hand.
     
  9. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Social media isn't a bad way either, assuming you are on facebook. Throw a request on there for help and what you are expecting, and possibly a friend will know someone who is needing a job.

    The good old newspaper is also available.

    No matter what you have to weed through a ton of calls. I have to go through that mess this year again myself. I had the same guy the last 2 seasons, but before that I put an ad in the paper when I was crazy busy already, working 12 hours a day 7 days a week. I didn't even have time to answer 95% of the calls or return the messages. Won't be making that mistake again. Plan ahead and find someone early.
     
  10. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Mexican resturaunt
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