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I can not find ANY Employees!

Discussion in 'Employment' started by outrunjason, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. marcusmac99

    marcusmac99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    I've often wondered how ValleyCrest and Brickman were able to find and keep people in order to grow so large.
     
  2. GRANTSKI

    GRANTSKI LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    Also tax breaks for hiring vets !! That's a legit angle. Yes they make $ but alot are on disability or just working part time tech jobs but still very able bodied and don't mind physical work within their limits.
    If you hire a vet that's currently unemployed it's a nice tax break (depending on their previous employment or lack of - something like the first $7500 pay is tax exempt).
     
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  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,464

    Nice in theory but none ever apply.
     
  4. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,917

    marcus they struggle as well, they have a larger footprint in the areas they work so they do get a lot of people stopping by looking for work and they always have head hunters out looking for workers. They have a terrible retention rate so they are always hiring. They just do their hiring in larger volumes then the average company since the door is always revolving. They keep consistent help wanted adds in every media source they can.
     
  5. Bassyarddog

    Bassyarddog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    We have the same problem in North Ga. It doesn't matter the amount of money these days we pay $15-$20 per hour and they still suck we're to the point of not even giving people the oppurtunity a shot anymore because it's a total waste. I'm constantly trying to figure the situation out. I pay workers more than I got paid when I worked for someone and give holiday pay, sick pay,vacations,bonuses periodically, and buy lunches here and there and it is still what can you do for me.
     
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Male
    Messages: 10,760

    They've got h2b friend
     
  7. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Messages: 719

    I can not even tell you how much money I have lost this year with the employee situation. We are losing almost $2k a week.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,464

    It is bad in austin just simply no workers to be found.
     
  9. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Messages: 719

    I see I am not alone. I am going to do the visa program next year. I have lost so many customers. Customers complaining about the poor quality to because some of the guys just are not that good.
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,464

    We have been in program for several years very costly and time consuming....but those guys leave in Dec and can't be exactly sure when they will be back.
     

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