Q: Is there a fee for using El Sol?
A: No, El Sol does not charge a referral fee for matching workers to contractors or homeowners. You will pay the workers directly for the work they do.
Q: How much are the workers usually paid?
A: The amount is between you and the worker, depending on the type of work and the length of the job. Besides the agreed-upon pay, some employers go above and beyond by providing lunch to the workers if the job goes beyond the usual lunch time.
Q: Are the workers generally paid in cash?
A: It’s between you and the worker whether you pay them in cash or by check.
Q: Who are the workers who come to El Sol? What about their immigration status?
A: 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 Center’s day labor referral service.
Q: Can anyone use El Sol to hire day laborers, or do I need to live in Jupiter?
A: You do not have to be a Jupiter resident to use day laborers from El Sol.
Q: How late can the workers work? Are there minimums or maximum times for jobs?
A: Generally, workers can work as late as you need them. You can take a worker for just two hours or up to a full day. It’s between you and the worker.
Q: Can a particular worker be requested the next time I have work?
A: If you particularly like a worker, you can have the worker write down his/her name and cell phone number, and then you can call them directly the next time you need work. You can also come into the Center and request a particular worker, but there is no guarantee that he/she will not already be working elsewhere that day.
Q: Are full-time workers available? What about workers for a multi-day project, like painting a house?
A: 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.
Q: Can we call ahead of time to reserve workers for day labor?
A: No, we ask that employers come in each day to hire the workers for that day.
Q: Does El Sol provide transportation for the workers?
A: No, we ask employers to come to El Sol to check-in and transport the workers for the day.