The Martin Luther King Jr. Worker Center
240 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
(at the corner of NE MLK Jr. Blvd and NE Everett St.) Map
Monday – Saturday
7:00am – 2:00pm
Yard Work * Moving Help * Cleaning
Painting * Construction * Labor * More!
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How do I hire a worker?
It’s easy! Just give us a call us or come by the MLK Worker Center when you are ready to start your project. One of our staff members will speak with you about what you need and get you set up with a worker who is qualified for the job.
Looking for something specific? Give us a call a day ahead and we’ll arrange to get you the right person for the job.
How much do I pay?
The hourly wage starts at $12 per hour. Especially difficult jobs and projects that require greater skill level will be priced higher. We ask for a minimum of 4 hours of work per worker. If your project is too small to meet this minimum, please call us and we can negotiate a price.
You pay the worker directly when the job is finished. We do not take any commission or fee. All of what you pay goes directly to the worker.
Do I have to pick up the worker?
Many of our workers have their own transportation and can also be sent via the bus or MAX. Still, the easiest way to hire workers is to come and pick them up at the Worker Center.
Who are the workers?
The day laborers at the MLK Jr Worker Center are men and women of all trades and experiences. They are workers who are committed members of our community and many of them are engaged in the leadership of our organization.
Why hire through the Martin Luther King Jr. Worker Center?
We are a non-commission hire site that assists both workers in finding decent jobs and employers in finding great workers. We provide interpretation between Spanish and English and make sure that each worker is qualified for the job. All of the day laborers who use the Worker Center have made a choice to contribute to the Portland community by seeking work in an organized, respectful manner.