What’s the Deal with H-2B?
The Green Industry is very seasonal in most areas of the United States, so of course finding legal, diligent, long-term and yet seasonal employees can be a pretty big challenge. Are you having issues in hiring new employees and looking for a legal solution?
CLIP Lawn Care solves this issue by using the H-2B program, so we wanted to share why it works for us so well.
Our H2B guys are the most diligent, on time, and productive – Their focus is genuinely their work, and they want to make the most of it. We have to force our guys to fly back to visit their families every Summer because they’d instead make more money and stay here all season.
– Employees from low income and unsafe countries can now bring some stability to their families. Our guys have been with us for years and are using their pay to save up to start their own companies in the future, build their families new houses, or improve their living situations at home.
– Local American workers aren’t interested in our industry – the seasonal outdoor work in our area only drew a handful of workers that either moved on quickly to other un-seasonal industries or barely cared about their attendance, work, or quality.
– Our company thrives with this model – with the diligent, high-quality work that our employees so we can pay them much more than average for our area (usually at least 1/3 more) and still make a fantastic profit at the end of each year. Success for them AND us!
To read more about how we motivate employees to check out this blog post or check out Dave Tucker’s book on piecework
Go to the website http://www.dol.gov/whd/immigration/h2b.htm to learn more about how the H-2B program could work for your company as well as it does for us.