Work orders need to be submitted at least one business day in advance.
If our dispatch is closed, leave a message, and we’ll get back to you within business hours.
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!
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.
The workers have collectively developed a salary scale. The hourly wage starts at $30 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 table above. The staff at the Day Workers’ Center can help you identify the minimum wage for different jobs.
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.
You are responsible for providing a safe work environment, proper tools, and safety equipment for your workers. You can find more information about your responsibilities below this page.
You are responsible for providing a safe work environment, proper tools, and safety equipment for your workers. You can find more information about your responsibilities here.
To pick up workers at Casa Latina, there is a small Fee;
Pick up:$5 Flat rate
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:
Within the City of Seattle: $20 Flat Rate
Outside the City of Seattle: $25 Flat Rate
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: $10 Flat Rate
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. We can only guarantee delivery of workers in Seattle, Mercer Island, or Bellevue in the 98006 area code. If you live outside these areas, we will get back to you to make transportation arrangements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 can also be reached by email at at firstname.lastname@example.org.We welcome your questions.
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