Labor Works Vice President Teri Coomer said she was getting enough business for about 225 workers per day last year.
This year, she
regularly needs more than 300 people to fill orders from employers.The morning van downtown plays a big part in recruiting that many people.
"Some days, it's four or five people.Sometimes, it's a vanload.It depends on how many are out there and how many jobs we have," Coomer
Workers periodically get tested for drugs before they can operate heavy machinery or drive vehicles.Labor Works uses its own drug-testing systems as well as outside labs.Several vans also have alcohol breath-test machines to test workers before they report to job sites.
Many temporary workers return to the same job site every day, Coomer
said.If an employer likes a worker, it can ask the agency to have him or her
return.Temporary workers who bungle the job or have a bad attitude won't be asked back.
"I have some guys who have been with the same company for more than a year," Coomer