Hire A Worker
El Sol’s core service is operating our Labor Center. Anyone needing workers can come to El Sol during operating hours and within minutes you will be matched with day laborers who have the skills needed for the work requested.
Labor Center Hours
- 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday through Saturday
- 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sunday
Types of Work
You can request El Sol workers for help with any of the following:
- House cleaning
- Pressure cleaning
- Window washing
- Simple roof repairs
- Putting up or taking down shutters
- Storm preparations
How the Labor Center Works
The process for getting skilled workers is simple.
- Come to El Sol during operating hours.
- Sign in with your name, address, and phone number.
- Provide the following information for your worker match:
- Detailed description of type of work to be done
- Number of workers needed
- Estimated length of the job
- Amount you will pay the workers per hour
- Whether or not you need an English-speaking worker
You will be matched with workers within minutes. You are expected to provide transportation to the worksite and back to the Center as well as any necessary tools, supplies, or equipment. You pay the worker(s) directly at the end of the job. Still, have questions? Read the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Labor Center Frequently Asked Questions
Day-labor is work done on a day to day basis; usually manual labor in the fields of construction, landscaping, moving, cleaning and more. Workers are hired daily and paid at the end of each day for the number of hours worked during that day. At El Sol, day-laborers find work an average of 2-3 days a week for 4-6 hours a day. Because this is not full-time work, workers will consider several factors when deciding whether to accept a job offer, including skills needed, number of hours, travel time and pay rate.
El Sol provides a safe and organized space and helps facilitate a match between employer and day-laborer. The hiring transaction is between the employer and the worker. El Sol does not hire the workers. We are a non-profit agency and do not provide insurance or background checks and do not charge any fees to either the worker or the employer for use of our hiring site.
Following are some of our most frequently asked questions. For comments, concerns or further information please text us call at 561-745-9860 ext 4100.
No, El Sol does not charge a referral fee (to employer or worker) for matching workers to contractors or homeowners. You will pay the workers directly for the work they do at the end of the work day.
Workers are paid by the hour and the amount paid is agreed on between you and the worker, depending on the type of work and the length of the job. This agreement is made prior to leaving the center. Besides the agreed-upon pay, some employers go above and beyond by tipping the workers or providing a lunch. The average so far for 2022 is between $15.00 - $17.00/hr
Most transactions are cash; however it’s between you and the worker whether you pay them in cash or by check. Workers must be paid at the end of the work day even for multi-day jobs.
Since El Sol is not an employment agency, we do not inquire as to their immigration status. Any resident of Jupiter who is seeking work as a day laborer may register to be part of the El Sol’s day labor referral service.
You do not have to be a Jupiter resident to use day laborers from El Sol.
The length of the job is agreed upon prior to leaving the center. We request that you estimate the minimum amount of time a job will take, but remember that payment should be made for the number of hours worked if you go over that time.
If you particularly like a worker, you can have the worker give you their contact information and you can request them the next time you are here, although there is no guarantee that he/she will not already be working elsewhere that day. You may also prearrange directly with the worker to pick her/him up at the Center.
In general, it’s not the function of El Sol to provide full-time workers, but that decision is between you and the worker. Similarly, arrangements for multi-day projects can be made between you and the worker although we encourage you to pick up the worker every day at El Sol. We have a job board where we can post full-time jobs and the workers will contact you directly if interested.
No, we ask that employers come in each day to hire the workers for that day.
No, we ask employers to come to El Sol to check-in and transport the workers for the day.
Workers are expected to have lunch with them. El Sol provides a bagged lunch to those who want it. If you choose to provide additional lunch you may, but it is not required. Regular breaks and time for lunch (according to Labor Laws) are required. Access to water and a bathroom is also required.
Workers can perform many types of jobs such as basic landscaping, moving, construction clean-up, housekeeping, and more. A good description of the job is requested to help make the right match (for example: is there heavy lifting, use of special equipment, moving up a flight of steps or climbing tall trees). Please include as broad a description as possible to avoid misunderstandings when you arrive at the job site.
If the job is more than half an hour away, or you make stops on the way to the work site, we ask the employers consider paying travel time.