Casa Latina's mission is to empower Latino immigrants through educational and economic opportunities.

Hire a Worker

We have skilled, dependable workers trained in many fields. From landscaping to dry walling to catering and housecleaning, if you can dream the project, our workers can do it! Our pay scale has additional information, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask. Reach us at 206.956.0779 x3.

Hire By Phone
206.956.0779 x3 
Monday - Friday 7:00am-10:30am
Saturday 7:00am-11:30am.

If our dispatch is closed, leave a message and we'll get back to you within 24 hours!

Hire Online
Online Order FormPlease submit your online request at least 48 hours in advance.

Sample Projects
Yard Work: From weeding and raking leaves to planting and mowing, skilled workers from Casa Latina can help with all your yard work needs. Every dispatched worker has received basic yard work training. More experienced workers are also available for gardening and landscaping.

Packing and Moving: Packing up and moving is a big task. Make it easy with reliable movers from Casa Latina. To help simplify your move, workers can pack and move boxes and furniture and load and unload trucks, among other tasks. All dispatched workers have received specialized training in packing and moving and have passed a physical fitness exam.

House Cleaning: Because our dependable house keepers are trained in the latest green cleaning techniques, you can have a spotless home or office and the peace of mind that comes with using safe and environmentally friendly products. 

Construction: Need help on the job site? Call for dry walling, carpentry, painting and more.

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Please Note
The workers are not contractors. You will need to provide all tools, materials, and safety equipment for the workers you employ.

Transportation
There is no transportation fee to hire a Casa Latina worker when you pick them up from our office. However, for a small fee we will send a worker to your door.

Workers can be dropped off at your home or worksite for a small fee with our van service. This allows for a more accurate arrival time and is most convenient for our workers. Rates according to distance from Casa Latina:

<4 miles: $11
4 to 8 miles: $22 
8 to 12 miles: $33 
More than 12 miles: unavailable at this time

Workers can also arrive at your home or worksite via public transportation. Workers arriving by public transportation will have a more flexible arrival time. **This fee supports logistical assistance for the workers. These rates apply:

Within Seattle city limits: $5 
Outside Seattle city limits: $10 Note: this service allows for workers to arrive to a Park and Ride or Transit Center near your home or worksite. You are responsible for providing the workers with transportation from the Park and Ride or Transit center to your home or worksite.

Frequently Asked Questions

- How do I hire a worker?
It’s easy. Call the Workers’ Center at 206.956.0779 x3 and place an order. Call from 7:00am-10:30am Monday-Friday (7:00am-11:30am Saturday) to reach live dispatch. If you reach a recording during that time, we are busy on the other line. Leave a message, and we will get back to you shortly. If you call outside these hours, leave a message and we'll get back to you within 24 hours! 
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- Why hire from Casa Latina’s Day Workers' Center?
Casa Latina’s mission is to empower Latino immigrants through educational and economic opportunities. By hiring a worker from our Day Workers’ Center you provide a worker with a way to support him or herself and his or her family. We are a no-commission center, which means that our workers keep 100% of the pay. Additionally, the democratically agreed upon guidelines for participating in the center prohibit drug and alcohol use and encourage workers to complete specialty trainings and English classes. These guidelines help to make your experience as an employer more enjoyable.
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- How much do I pay the worker?
The workers have collectively developed a salary scale. The hourly wage starts at $16 per hour and may be higher, depending on the difficulty of the job and the skills required. Tips are always welcome. For more information, please view our pay scale. The staff at the Day Workers’ Center can  help you identify the minimum wage for different jobs.
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- Where does my money go?
The workers keep 100% of their pay. Casa Latina does not take a commission or receive any money from its workers. Transportation fees are paid to Casa Latina and help offset the cost of the logistical support. Casa Latina is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and the cost of running the Day Workers’ Center is covered by donations. By hiring a worker the salary you provide will truly help that worker. And by making a donation to Casa Latina, you can help hundreds more access the employment and education opportunities we provide. Please click here if you would like to make a donation.
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What are my legal responsibilities?
The workers are not contractors. You will need to provide all tools, materials, and safety equipment for the workers you employ.  Click here for more information for homeowners and business owners. Additional information for employers of domestic help is available here.
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What should I know about occupational safety?
You are responsible for providing a safe work environment, proper tools, and safety equipment for your workers. 
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- Do I have to pick up the worker?
There is no transportation fee to hire a Casa Latina worker when you pick them up from our office. However, for a small fee we will send a worker to your door.

Workers can be dropped off at your home or worksite for a small fee with our van service. This allows for a more accurate arrival time and is most convenient for our workers. Rates according to distance from Casa Latina:

<4 miles: $11
4 to 8 miles: $22
8 to 12 miles: $33 
More than 12 miles: unavailable at this time

Workers can also arrive at your home or worksite via public transportation. Workers arriving by public transportation will have a more flexible arrival time. **This fee supports logistical assistance for the workers. These rates apply:

Within Seattle city limits: $5 
Outside Seattle city limits: $10 Note: this service allows for workers to arrive to a Park and Ride or Transit Center near your home or worksite. You are responsible for providing the workers with transportation from the Park and Ride or Transit center to your home or worksite.

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- What can the workers do for me?
We have workers of all trades and experience. Besides construction and manual labor, we can help with moving services, cleaning, handiwork, painting, landscaping, etc. Workers can be contracted for a half day (five hour minimum), a day, a week, or permanently.
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- Who are the workers at the Day Workers' Center?
Our workers primarily come from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. They are men and women of all ages and trades. Some are newly arrived; others have been in Seattle for longer. All are seeking day work to support themselves and their families.
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- Why do the workers come to the Day Workers' Center?
The workers are here because they need work. Out of respect for themselves and others, they prefer to be contracted from an organized center instead of waiting in the streets. Many believe that by working as a group, they have a better chance of being hired and being treated with respect.
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- What if I have problems with the workers' performance?    
Casa Latina does not employ the workers whom we refer; when you make the decision to hire them, you are their employer and they are your employees. Thus, while we do our best to only refer workers who are skilled and dependable, we cannot and do not guarantee that worker performance will always meet your expectations. Casa Latina is not responsible for any such failure in worker performance or for any damage or injuries that could conceivably occur during the performance of the work you have hired these workers to perform. We do welcome your feedback on the experience you have in hiring workers from Casa Latina. You can contact us here.
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How can I help support the Day Workers’ Center and Casa Latina?
1) Write a positive review on Yelp.
2) You can evaluate your worker(s) by contacting us on the phone at 206.956.0779 x3 or by email here. We welcome constructive criticism and positive feedback. 
3) Make a donation. Casa Latina is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and the workers keep 100% of their pay. The cost of running the Day Workers’ Center is covered by donations. By hiring a worker you truly help that worker, and by making a donation, you help hundreds more. Please click here if you would like to make a donation.
4) Volunteer. The Day Workers’ Center is staffed with volunteers. More information about volunteering is available here.
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- What if I have more questions?
Call the Workers’ Center at 206.956.0779 x 3 between 7:00am and 10:30am Monday-Friday and Saturday between 7:00am and 11:30am. If you reach a recording, please leave a message and we will get back to you shortly. We welcome your questions.
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Casa Latina's Day Workers' Center!