What documents do I need to bring to apply?
What kind of work do you have available?
All of our jobs are light industrial general labor. Most of the assignments are sorting, assembly, packing, manufacturing, working on processing lines, loading and unloading trucks and construction. Whenever we have a semi-skilled or skilled job come available we will post it on the bulletin board.
When does your office open?
Most of our offices open for first shift around 5:00 am Monday – Friday. Contact your local office to get exact times.
What time should I arrive at the office?
We encourage all of our workers to arrive at the dispatch center early enough to allow adequate time to properly assign the individual to the assignment. Please refer to your local branch for specific times.
How should I dress?
It depends on your assignment as the requirements are different for each job. Generally speaking, dress professionally for a labor position, keeping in mind, most of our jobs are industrial and physical in nature. Be sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. First time applicants should wear long pants, long shirt and work boots (steel-toe if you have them). If you have safety glasses and work gloves, bring those as well.
How much can I expect to make?
It depends on your assignment as the requirements and pay are different for each job. We have jobs ranging from minimum wage up to $10.00/hour.
When will I receive my paycheck?
1st shift employees receive their checks when they return to the office at the end of the shift. 2nd and 3rd shift checks will be ready the following morning after 8:00 A.M.
How does the overtime work?
If you sign up for a work assignment on a consecutive number of days, and are selected for re-employment by Labor Works on those days, you are eligible for overtime pay if you work over 40 hours during that week to date. Once your week to date hours get to 40 you will receive 11/2 times the pay rate. We do not pay time and a half over 8 hours in a day, only over 40 hours in a work week. Everyone's week to date hours start on Monday morning at 12:01 a.m. and go through Sunday night at midnight.
Do you have work available on the weekends?
YES. We work seven days a week 365 days a year. If there is a job going out we are here to dispatch it. Generally speaking there is plenty of work for 1st shift on Saturday. We try to post the weekend assignments on the announcement board in the lobby by or before 12:00 on Friday. If there is nothing posted about weekend work please ask one of the staff before you assume there is no work.
Will you provide safety training?
What is an EIC (Earned Income Credit)?
How does the dispatcher fill orders?
The dispatcher will start at the top of the sign in sheet and assign people based on the following considerations: the number of times they have worked at a particular location, how long it has been since the last time he or she worked there, feedback we were given by the customer the last time he or she worked, and qualifications to do the job in question.
What is the call in list?
The best way to get out on a job is to show up in-person at the appropriate dispatch times. However, if for some reason you couldn't make it in at that time and still want to work that day then we will take your name and phone number and call you if work comes available. We start a new call in list every day.
Can we guarantee that you will get out on a job?
NO. If you go out on a job today and the customer requests that you return the next day, then this is a consideration in re-hiring a person on a daily basis, provided that person signs up for work assignments with Labor Works. However this is not guaranteed. You never know when the customer is going to call and cancel an order. If you are coming in for the first time or to start on a new assignment then you are always better off getting here early. This will put your name higher up on the sign in sheet putting you ahead of other first time people.
What if I don't come in one day?
There is no obligation to return the next day. However, this may be a consideration in selecting a person for future assignments if that person chooses to sign up for an assignment at a later date.
What if I don't like the job I'm on?
Finish out your work day and then ask us to put you out somewhere else. NEVER WALK OFF A JOB unless you are sick or have a safety concern. Walk-offs can lead to your termination. We will try our best to place you on another job, however keep in mind that this is not always possible. Sometimes, we don't have any other work available.
What if I need to leave the job?
NEVER WALK OFF A JOB unless you are sick or have a safety concern. Otherwise, the best thing to do if you want to leave a job is stick it out, stay on the job and simply let us know when you get back that you don't want to return to that specific job. If you have an emergency and absolutely have to leave, then call our office and let us know what is going on before you leave the facility so we can talk to our customer and find a replacement. Walk-offs can lead to your exclusion from future re-employment.
What if I get sick?
Call and let us know as early as possible that you will not be able to make it in that day. This will give us time to make sure we can get a replacement for you. In addition, this will prevent you from being marked as someone who no-called, no-showed for an assignment. Do not go out on an assignment if you don't feel good.
Is there a referral bonus?
Sometimes we will offer a referral bonus if you give us a sales lead. Contact your local sales representative or branch manager for details.
What happens when my job assignment is cancelled?
You can ask our staff about other work assignments that may be available. If no other assignments are available, you can, at your discretion, continue to sign up at the Labor Works offices until work assignments become available. However, availability of work assignments is only one consideration in determining whether a person is re-hired.
What if I have to pay child support?
No Problem. All we need is a copy of the court order from the child support enforcement agency.