Need Employees ASAP! Classifieds?

Discussion in 'Employment' started by Matts Lawns, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Matts Lawns

    Matts Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I need to assemble a crew of two or three guys with experience to run the weekly lawn service this season. Is an ad in the classifieds going to do the trick? I so, any ideas on what exactly to post would be greatly appreciated. If not, what do I do?
  2. sam c

    sam c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Personally, I have had terrible luck with classified ads. Not that I didn't get applicants, just the opposite, a ton of calls to screen. I return all calls, out of every 10, 2 or 3 may be worth persuing further. I've hired three times from classified and all three were dissapointments. The best workers I've had, have come by word of mouth. Good Luck.
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    I like the web ads like jobbing .com You can put down as much info as you like and you get immediate response. You can respond at your leisure not when your phone rings. And you get a better grade of applicants. I have one employee from the employment forum here on lawnsite, been with me for 4 months now great employee. Here a 2-day classified will run $250-$300 for 3-4 lines. A add was 325? for 30 days and I could edit if I was'nt getting response.
  4. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    alot of guys in this area stick a "NOW HIRING" sign on their truck. I was thinking about giving that a try this year...

    FEELIN' DUCKY IN PA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    That's a possibility i've not tried yet but maybe this year. I was hoping to hear more about the possiblity of hiring the mexican laborers, anyone do this or know anything about it? Thanks for the help.
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,588

    There is some information in this forum Marcus Drake. We hire all Mexican crews, we get our workers through the H2B program but in our are there are many workers available this time of year.

    FEELIN' DUCKY IN PA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Thanks for the informaton, i'm going to look into that.

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