We were recently lucky to be on the Boston Globe after receiving the Citizens Bank Good Citizen Award at the Thrive event organized by Interise.org. Unfortunately a small misunderstanding ended up being a huge mess for us. The article indicated that I (Victoria Amador) said that we only hire Latinos. Here is my response on the article and the link to the article here:
We do have a vast majority of latino / spanish speaking employees –its important for our clients to know this –here is a blog we wrote previously on that particular challenge. We would like to attract an English speaking population with willingness to learn to clean. In the years past, we openly posted the positions through several areas where people from anywhere in the world can see the ads (craigslist, our website, newspaper ads, etc). It would make our lives easier if we had English speaking employees! Our clients are sometimes frustrated by the fact that most of the staff do not speak English so this would be a huge relieve and would save us money too! The way I see it is as follows: because those that can speak English are able to get jobs that are not so physical demanding why would they consider a job where they have to work 40 hrs on their feet, carry a vacuum and supplies from house to house, clean / scrub every inch of the house / apartment etc –its hard work that’s why a huge majority of the janitorial / cleaners in the USA are immigrants. We currently have a few positions opened. If you know of anyone please direct them to us.
Here is my response on the Boston Globe —and link to see that article in this link.