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Old 10-04-2013, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Back in the D.C. area there were certain 7/11s where one could go and find mostly Latino guys who needed work...odds and ends types of things -- lawn work, moving stuff, etc. Any place like that here in the Springs? I'm located in Stetson Hills.

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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I am not sure of anywhere here in Colorado Springs where day laborers hang out waiting for work. If no one else knows of anywhere, you might try craiglist.... colorado springs labor & moving classifieds - craigslist
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I realize this may not be true for CS, but here in CA they all hang out in the parking lots of Home Depot (and maybe Lowes) since that is where contractors will go to buy their supplies. Usually around the entrances to the parking lot, or under shady trees, depending on the weather. Just thought I'd mention that as an option in case it is true there as well.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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I remember those places back in the DC area; I referred them as union halls. Haven't seen anything like that here.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I realize this may not be true for CS, but here in CA they all hang out in the parking lots of Home Depot (and maybe Lowes) since that is where contractors will go to buy their supplies. Usually around the entrances to the parking lot, or under shady trees, depending on the weather. Just thought I'd mention that as an option in case it is true there as well.
Yes Home Depot is logically the spot for day laborers in CA and NY, among other places, but that doesn't seem to be true in COS. In fact, I've been called racist before for suggesting it.

I've used friends and neighborhood kids here with varying degrees of success, but have found now easily accessible source of eager workers here.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I'm sure there are employment agencies that specialize in day labor.


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Old 10-05-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Yes Home Depot is logically the spot for day laborers in CA and NY, among other places, but that doesn't seem to be true in COS. In fact, I've been called racist before for suggesting it.

I've used friends and neighborhood kids here with varying degrees of success, but have found now easily accessible source of eager workers here.
Thanks for the feedback, did not know if it would be true there or not.

LOL, don't you just love being called racist when you never say or imply anything about race? Same happens when the topic of illegal immigration is brought up. The latino activists call people racist for opposing legalizing the illegals, but the fact is, a significant portion of illegals are people from various parts of the world who overstay their visas. Seems like the people who play the race card are the most racist people of all.

Anyway, did not mean to get into that discussion. Sorry I could not be of more help phetaroi, just thought I would mention an idea of where day laborers might be. If you know any local contractors (framers, concrete subs, etc.), you could try asking them where the laborers congregate.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:25 PM
 
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I remember seeing a few in front of temporary labor agencies like Labor Ready. Are those still around?
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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When I moved here I asked our realtor if we could find some day labor outside the home depot and he looked at me like he had no idea what I was talking about. I explained about what I had seen on the West Coast growing up and he said, no...we don't have that here.

While living here I've gone to home depot several times. I have never seen anyone standing around outside waiting for a job for the day. In Oregon, you usually saw 5 to 25 people doing it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: westside
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Day labor was common in Maryland and California but no here. You can drive downtown to Sierra Madre road or the road closet to the railroad and there was a day labor place there.
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