Find work as a day laborer

You can find work doing carpentry, painting, landscaping, and more at the First Workers Day Labor Center.

  1. We recommend arriving between 5:30 am and 6:40 am. We run a lottery at 6:45 am to determine the order of job placements. If you arrive after that, you’ll be placed at the end of the queue.

  2. When you arrive, sign in at the desk. We are open Monday through Friday from 5:30 am–2:00 pm, and 5:30 am–noon on Saturdays. We’re closed on all City of Austin holidays.

  3. Prepare by wearing work-appropriate clothing. We suggest wearing steel-toed boots. Sleeveless shirts and sandals are not allowed.

The First Workers Day Labor Center provides a safe place for people to find temporary work in a variety of trades, including:

  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Plumbing, and more

Our staff members speak English and Spanish. They are available to help you through the process. You won’t have to do a background check or present an identification card.

If this is your first time at the Day Labor Center, you will need to register with the office when you first arrive.

Employers and workers decide payment and job specifics. We cannot guarantee work for all job seekers.

We sometimes offer services such as checking vitals, providing immunizations, and connecting job seekers to case management.

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