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$ 18
Apr 2008
Bellingham, WA
Day Labor Construction
Used an employment service to locate a few temporary laborers  more... close row
$ 680
May 2008
Ashland, KY
manual labor
Temporary employees for manual labor in setting up store  more... close row
$ 80
Mar 2007
San Diego, CA
Yard work.
Six hours of yard clean up by temp worker  more... close row
$ 7
Feb 2007
Tampa, FL
strawberry picking
Fruit pickers earn minimum wage  more... close row
$ 90
Mar 2008
Pickerington, Ohio
Temporary worker helped with spring cleaning in yard  more... close row
$ 80
May 2006
New Edinburg, AR
livestock operations
Price per week for temporary employees from agency  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 240
Apr 2007
San Diego, CA
Two experienced employees for six hours each  more... close row
$ 12
Mar 2008
Temporary workers for industrial painting project  more... close row
$ 80
Mar 2007
San Diego, CA
Worker to clean and prep a room for painting  more... close row

Description of service

I hired a day laborer to help clean a room and prep it for painting. I paid them $80 for about 9 hours of work. I also fed them lunch and a light dinner.

Review of Service

When I leased the space my store is now in, there was a lot of work to do to get it ready. I hired painters but they wanted the space cleared out and the walls cleaned as they were covered in grime. I didn't want to do this so I hired a day laborer to come in, get all the trash the previous tenant had left out and to wipe the walls and clean the floors down. I ordered in lunch and picked up a sandwich at a local shop for dinner. The worker worked very hard and dilligently. In fact, I had trouble getting him to take a break. He followed all my directions exactly. In fact, that was the only problem. He wasn't able to foresee problems that arose or to make decisions on what to do with things on his own. But for the money I spent he did a great job.


If you aren't paying much you should be prepared to have to do a lot of supervising. If you don't have time for this, offer a better wage and you will get a better capliber of employee.

$ 235
Mar 2008
Austin, Texas
General Labor
Temp employees for gardening labor  more... close row