Who Employs Day Laborers?

The Need for Workers around the U.S.:

Daily assignments are mainly for work in the construction and landscaping industries, though day laborers are also hired as farm workers, cleaners and movers. Their employers are usually residential construction contractors and homeowners who need immediate help with work projects.

  • Day laborers are primarily employed by homeowners/renters (49%) and construction contractors (43%).

The top 5 occupations include:

    1. Construction laborer
    2. Gardener and landscaper
    3. Painter
    4. Roofer
    5. Drywall installer.

Other common occupations offered are Movers, Loading/Unloading, Cleaning/Domestic Work, Child Care, Elderly Care, Carpentry, Cooking, Electric, Plumbing, Maintenance, Masonry, etc.


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