I asked Cockeyed.com readers "Where can you find a Day Laborer?",
residents of many cities responded.
"Day Laborers" are men who are prepared to labor
for cash. I've seen them hang out on one particular corner in
Sacramento. In other cities, apparently the Home Depot parking lot is
a favorite spot, and the Craigslist
"gigs" category is also a good place to find helping hands on a
I'd also like to mention that even the
Home Depot stores in Peru have day laborers in front of them. They also have
private truck rentals available and sometimes a few security guards with
rifles on the roof.
City: Street Intersection
Akron, OH: Corner of Howard and Tallmadge
Akron: The corner of Howard & Tallmadge
Albuquerque: At the corner of 12th Avenue and
Alexandria, VA: Corner of S Van Dorn St and S
Pickett St (next to the truck lot)
Amarillo, TX: At Adams and 5th street, near
Faith City Mission
Anaheim, CA, Brookhurst & 5 Frwy, next to
Arlington, VA. By the 7-Eleven at the
corner of 27th St. S. and S. Shirlington Rd.
Arlington, VA: At the corner of Pershing and
Athens, GA: Home depot on Epps Bridge Pkwy.
Atlanta Intersections of Tilly Mill and
Peachtree Industrial; Roswell Road and 285
Atlanta, GA: Home Depot on Sidney Marcus
Atlanta, outside of any home depot
Atlanta: Most Home Depot stores
Atlanta: Outside Home Depot at the corner
of Piedmont Ave. and Sidney Marcus Blvd.
Atlanta: Shell station at Shallowford and
Atlanta: At the Home Depot, Sidney Marcus Blvd @
Atlanta: On Ponce across from City Hall East
Atlanta: Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and Tilly
Mill (on Tilly Mill)
Austin, TX: Home Depot at the corner of St.
Johns & IH35 in Austin TX
Austin: Home Depot, I35 and St. Johns
Baltimore: 7-11 on Broadway near Eastern
Baltimore: At the corner of Lombard and Broadway
Baltimore: Labor Ready
Barnes Bridge & Garland Rd. @ the
Berkeley, CA - Near the Truitt and White Lumber
Yard, spilling along the adjacent train tracks and the 4th street trendy
boutiques (much to their dismay....)
Berkeley, CA: 6th and Delaware
Berkeley: Hearst at 4th
Berkeley: Home Depot parking lot
Berkeley: In about a 2-block radius of 4th
Street and Hearst Ave
Birkenhead - Wirral, England: Man + Van
available pretty much anytime, number posted on singpost at the exit from
B&Q off the M56 near the Liverpool Tunnel.
Birmingham area is Lorna Road, near the BP station. This is just past the
midpoint between I65 and where Lorna crosses I459. There was a sort of a
Latin community center for a while that actually tried to help people out,
but it got shut down pretty damn quick. Big suprise in the suburban South!
Blacksburg: At the corner of Kraft Drive and Ridge Road
Boston: At the corner of Huntington and South
Boston: In the center of the parking lot of the
South Bay shopping plaza.
bothell: home depot
Brisbane, Australia: No day labour system that
I'm aware of.
Brooklyn, NY: Outside of Starbucks on 65th
Street and 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst.
Calgary, AB: Cash corner, Centre street between
12th and 13th ave
Calgary: Cash Corner - At the corner of 12th
Avenue and Centreish S
Capitola, CA: 41st Avenue and Soquel, at the new
Capitola, CA: Parking lot of Taco Bell on 41st
Carlsbad: At the corner of Alga and El Camino
Carrboro, NC: At the corner of Jones Ferry
Rd. and Davie Rd.
Carrboro: Jones Ferry and Poplar.
Carrollton, GA: The gas station at the
corner of Lovvorn Road and University Drive, behind the University
Carrolton Tx, At the Pancho's on Belt Line and
Cathedral City, California (Palm Springs area):
Corner of Ramon and Sky Blue Water Trail, in front of the Rancho Grande
Chandler, Arizona: Arizona Ave between Chandler Blvd and Pecos
Chandler, AZ: SW Corner of Arizona Ave. and
Chandler: South of Chandler Boulevard on Arizona
Avenue, Ask for Jose...
Chicago: At the gas station (Shell?) near the
corner of Belmont and Milwaukee.
Chicago: Milwaukee and Belmont
Chicago: On the Northwest Side - one can find
plenty of day laborers in front of the Salvation Army building on Pulaski
Ave., just south of Foster Ave.
Compton, Craig's List
concord, ca: home depot
Concord, CA: Monument blvd
Concord, CA: Up and down Monument Blvd at Meadow
Concord: Home Depot on Meridian Park Blvd
Cornelius, OR: At the Corner of Baseline and
Cornelius, Oregon: 11th Avenue near Centro
Cultural, 1110 N. Adair St. Standing by the "Day Labor
CORNELIUS: Corner of North 10th and Adair
Costa Mesa, CA: Macarthur and Home Depot
Dr. (no kidding)
Costa Mesa: In front of the U-Haul, corner of
Newport Blvd & Mesa Drive
Cupertino: DeAnza Blvd, north of 85, Home Depot
Cynthiana, at the Save A Lot parking lot.
Dallas, Ross and Capitol
Dallas: Dennis Rd., between Royal Ln. and
Danbury, CT: On Kennedy Ave, near Main St, right
across from the bus stop.
Denton, TX: corner of Carroll Blvd and Elm St.
Denver, CO: At the corner of California and Park
Ave, SE (Pink Building)
Denver: 20th & California
Denver: at the corner of Stout St. and Park Ave.
Denver: Downtown Park Ave (Anywhere)
Denver: North West corner of Sheridan and
Arkansas. (It's a Labor Ready, they always have Day Laborers out front
Des Plaines, IL. Corner of Oakton and Chestnut, right next to the tracks
East Hartford CT: the Dunkin DOnut's on
Main sy, by CVS
Encinitas: At the end of the parking lot in Home
Depot On El Camino Real and Leucadia Blvd.
evansville on fares ave. is where the
"night laborers" hang out...if you know what i mean.
Fairfield, CA: Cadenasso Drive at the entrance
to Home Depot.
Fort Collins, CO: at either Wal-Mart.
Franklin Square NY - Hempstead Tpke in front of
the Hess station
Franklin, WI: South 27th Street Home Depot
Freehold: The intersection of Throckmorton St.
and Main St.
Freeport, NY : NE Corner of Sunrise Hwy and
Henry St., at the Dunkin Donuts
Freeport: Home Depot parking lot on sunrise
Fresno: Used to be at G & Ventura near the
Rescue Mission. Also, in front of most Home Depot/Lowe's stores.
Garland: Day Labor Center Miller and Saturn, NE
Grand Rapids, MI Division at Wealthy St.
Greensboro: At the corner of Lee Street and Elm
Half Moon Bay, CA: Corner of Kelly Street and
Half Moon Bay: At the corner of Kelly and Main.
Hawaiian Gardens: Corner of Norwalk Blvd. and
Carson St., CA
Herndon, VA, there is a government-sanctioned
day laborer center.
Herndon: Day labor site, that they fought over.
Or the old 7-11
Hollywood, Western and Sunset in the Home Depot
Homer Alaska: In the Safeway parking lot
Hong Kong: Outside Chung King Mansions in Tsim
Houston- At Westpark and Renwick, or Westpark
and Chimney Rock.
Houston, TX - Shepard (North)/Durham (South) in
between I-10 and Washington on the railroad track.
Houston: At the corner of aldine mail Rt and
Houston: At the Home Depot at 610 and 45 (Gulfgate
Houston: At the NW corner of N. Gessner Rd. and
Houston: Westpark and Fountain View
Huntington Beach, CA: Home Depot on Warner (west
of Beach Blvd.)
In Fairfax County, Virginia: Almost every major
intersection from the City of Fairfax east to the edge of DC, along Route 50
(Arlington Blvd.) and Route 236 (Little River Turnpike.)
Indianapolis, IN: East 10th Street. Be prepared to shed the
prostitutes (unless that's the kind of day labor you're interested in).
Kansas City: At th' C.A.N. centre, around th' corner from SW Boulevard and
Summit, under the Interstate 35 bridge (it's right down the street from
Royal Liquours, you can't miss it).
Kansas City: Home Depot
Kelowna BC Canada -- Queensway bus circle
Key West: Higgs Beach
Kyle,TX exit 213, the Diamond Shamrock before
the Dairy Queen.. by Paws animal shelter.. in the mornings occasionally.
Laguna Beach, California - There is a day labor
hire station on Laguna Canyon Road. If that is too far, they can be found at
any local home depot!
Lake Worth FL: Lake worth road and Military Tr at the entrance to the Home
Lakewood, CA: Outside of the Home Depot on Clark
and Del Amo
Lakewood, NJ: Corner of Clifton Avenue and First
Langley Park, Maryland: in the McDonald's
parking lot at the corner of University and New Hampshire
Langley Park, MD - 7-11 - New Hampshire Ave and
Langley Park, MD: At the corner of New Hampshire
and University Blvd.
Las Cruces, everywhere
Las Vegas, Rancho and Bonanza
Las Vegas: At the corner of Martin Luther
King, Jr. and Bonanza
Las Vegas: In front of any Home Depot
Las Vegas: On Cheyenne between Buffalo and Torey
Lebanon OR. You have to go to Salem.
Leesburg, Viriginia Corner of King St and Market
Lewisville, TX: Shopping center next to
the Dodge dealership on the northeast corner of I-35E and State Highway 121.
Lewisville, TX: Hwy 121 Bus. at I-35
Long Beach, CA --Home Depot
Long Beach: Parking lot of any Home Depot or
Long Island NY: Conveniently located at ANY
7-Eleven parking lot. Take your pick!
Los Angeles Region: any home depot
los angeles, any home depot parking lot
Los Angeles: At the Home Depot on Sunset
Los Angeles: Any Home Depot or paint supply
Los Angeles: intersection of Barrington and
Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles: Vermont and Normandie at Harbor
Louisville, Ky: At the corner of 4th and Oak St
Louisville: Home Depot parking lot at Preston
& Cooper Chapel
Lubbock: 19th and Q
Lynnwood, WA: Home Depot on Hwy 99 and 205th
Madison: Corner of Park and Dane St during
Malibu: Trancas Canyon Rd. off PCH
Manasquan, NJ : At the 7-11
Manhattan: On the corner of West 134th
Street and Broadway.
marietta, ga. S Marietta Pkwy at Whitlock Ave.
Melbourne Australia, Corner Bourke and
Mesa, Arizona: North West corner of Broadway
Road and Gilbert Road.
mesa, arizona: on Broadway in the east valley
Mesa, AZ. Mesa Dr. & Sourthern
Mesa, AZ: Anywhere on Mesa Drive between
Southern Ave. and University Dr.
Mesa: Broadway between Stapely and Mesa Drive,
Metairie, LA : At the Shell station on corner of
Causeway and Vets
Miami: the Home Depot On Flagler and 79th Ave
Middlebury, CT: Someplace else.
Minneapolis: in the K-Mart parking lot on Lake
St & 1st Ave S
Moreno Valley: Parking lot of Home Depot off of
Mountain View, CA at the Home Depot
Mpls Home Depot
New Haven: State Street between Court and
George, outside the 'Work Today - Get Paid Today' sign. I think they
all work through that office,
New Orleans/suburbs: In front of Lowe's, Home Depot, any gas station
New Orleans: Pretty much anywhere you
newark nj, anywhere
Newhall: the corner of Sierra Highway and San
Northern Virginia - any Hope Depot parking lot.
Oak Cliff, any Home Depot
Oakland, CA: corner of Fruitvale and San Leandro
Omaha, NE: In front of the Francis House
Orange (CA): Katella Ave. near Manzanita (in
front of Home Depot)
Orange County, CA: Any Home Depot
Orange Park, FL: at the corner of Blanding and
Orange, CA: At the corner of Chapman Ave and
Hewes St, both at the Friendly Donuts (SW) and Albertsons supermarket (SE).
Orlando: Any freaking Home Depot
Owings Mills, MD : Home Depot
Pasadena: At the Uhaul on the corner of Raymond
Pasadena: Community Job Center at 500 N Lake Ave
Pasadena: Throop Lumber at Fair Oaks and Villa
Petaluma: Washington and Howard
Phoenix AZ, just about everywhere
Phoenix Metro area: At any parking lot for Home
Depot, Lowe's, etc.
Phoenix, AZ: the parking lot of any Home Depot
Phoenix: Bell Rd and Cave Creek, SW
Phoenix: Cavecreek and Thunderbird by the Home
Phoenix: In the parking lot of any Home Depot.
But Home Depot won't let them stay on its property so look just slightly
adjacent to its property. Right there a little more. There they are. They
hang around Home Depot because it's a do-it-yourself warehouse. But most
Americans are too lazy to do anything themselves so it's really more of a
"hire day laborers to do it and buy the stuff here" warehouse.
Pittsburgh: East Liberty Home Depot
Pittsburgh: Nowhere that I know of.
Pittsburgh: Outside Heinz Field (off-season
Plano, Texas: corner of Archerwood and Parker
Pleasant Hill/ Concord CA - All along Monument
Blvd at a smattering of fast food restaurants, down to the Day Laborer's
Collective. Plus, the Home Depot in Concord near Buchanan Fields.
Portland, OR: Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and NE Everett
Portland, OR: Going South on MLK, on the bridge
over I-84, just north of Burnside.
portland: behind doug fir
Portland: Corner of West Burnside and MLK
Portland: NE 7th and Couch -ish
Prescott, AZ: Grove Ave. at the C-Stop mini-mart
and extending approx. 100ft southwest to the corner of Grove Ave. and
Queens - by the Queensboro bridge
Quincy, IL: 8th and Maine area, across from Java
Raleigh, NC: On the corner of anywhere and
everywhere you look.
Redwood City: On the corner of Whipple and El
RENO - In front of the Home Depot or the
Lowes. OH I FORGOT also in front of the U-Haul and the Mini Storage.
Ridgecrest, CA: At the Home Depot on China Lake
Blvd, if at all.
Riverside, CA: Madison and Indiana, the Home
Depot...literally at least 100 of them.
Riverside: Home Depot @ Indianna and Madison, CA
Riverside: Home depot parking lot. Indiana and
Rochester, NY turning onto the innerloop
from state street, and he'll work for food!
Sacramento -- Florin Rd at Franklin (Home Depot)
Sacramento: the corner of Martin Luther King,
Jr. Boulevard and 47th Avenue.
San Antonio: I-10 Eastbound and
Fredericksburg Rd (Inside Loop 410)
San Antonio: Everywhere
San Carlos, CA: Old County and Brittan. By
the home depot.
San Carlos, Home Depot has em by the hundred
San Carlos: Old County Road and Brittan, Home
Depot parking lot
San Diego, you can always count on every Home
Depot for a parking lot full of day laborers...
San Diego: Pretty much any home improvement
store (or if less scrupulous, anywhere at all). This is, after all, San
San Fernando Valley, CA: in the parking lot of any Home Depot location
San Fernando Valley, in front of any Home Depot
San Francisco: At the Sherwin-williams (?)
paint store on Oak Street.
San Francisco: corner of Oak St and
San Francisco: Oak and Divisadero by the
Kelly-Moore, Bayshore and Paul Ave by the U-Haul Palace, and all along Cesar
Chavez...those guys are cool
San Francisco: At the corner of Divisadero and Oak
San Francisco: At the corner of Fell and
San Francisco: Bayshore u-haul rental facility
San Francisco: Cesar Chavez and Van Ness
San Francisco: Cesar Chavez, near S. Van Ness
San Francisco: South Mission District near Cesar
Chavez (I've seen them all over the place in this area, but the exact
location seems variable)
San Jose, CA: Capitol Expwy and Silver Creek Rd near the OSH
San Jose, CA: Capitol Expwy and Timberloop Dr
near the Home Depot
San Jose, CA; ANY HOME DEPOT
San Jose: Anywhere there is a Home Depot.
You know the trucks that say "Rent me hourly at the Home Depot?"
These guys should have t-shirts made with the same slogan!
San Marcos: At the corner of Buena Creek and Twin Oaks
San Pedro: At the corner of Gaffey Street and
Channel Street, NW
San Rafael, Bellam Blvd & Anderson Dr
Santa Ana CA-Any Home Depot
Santa Barbara, CA: anywhere along E. Yanonali
Santa Clarita: On San Fernando in front of the
construction equipment rentals
Santa Cruz, CA: River Street at the lumber
Santa Monica: At the corner of Colorado Ave and
19th St, NW
santa rosa, fulton st.
Santa Rosa: Corner of Fulton and River Road.
Seattle: At the Home Depot on Aurora
Seattle: corner of 1st and Lander in front of
Seattle: Near Western Ave and the Aurora Tunnel
Seattle: On Western Avenue under the Battery St.
Seattle: Underneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct on
silver spring MD: Route 650 & 193
Sioux Falls: Corner of Cliff Ave. and 26th
Southampton, NY: half a mile away from the 7-11
where one apparently unemployed white dude in shorts protests daily with
springfield: at the corner of commercial and washington, MO
St. Catharines: At the corner of Lakeshore Rd.
and Geneva St.
St. Catharines: At the corner of Lakeshore Rd.
and Vine St.
Stamford, CT: At the corner of State Street and
Stockton: 76 station at corner of Center &
Sunnyvale, CA: in the Home Depot parking lot at
Kifer and Fair Oaks
The corner of Old Bainbridge and 4th Avenue
Tasmania - No Where they hang out at centrelink
for a while whinging about no work.
Texas: Any home depot, they hang out there
Texas: At the corner of anywhere and everywhere.
Torrance, CA Home Depot
Torrance, CA: At the corner of Carson and
Western, near the 7-11.
Tucson:We have places the hire just for the day,
like Labor Force, Day Labor, etc.
van nuys, ca: oxnard blvd between van nuys
and sepulveda blvd
Vancouver, BC, Canada: Main & Hastings
Vancouver: Broadway & Commercial
Virginia, any 7-11
waterbury, ct anywhere on cherry st and parts of
West Los Angeles, Behind Public Storage at
Tennesee Ave and Corinth Ave, SW
West Los Angeles: In front of a shul on 3rd St.,
Weston, MA: outside Golden Ball Tavern
Winnipeg: Higgins and Main Street
Woodstock, Ga, at the corner of Bells Ferry and
Worcester, MA: On the corner of Park Ave and
Yonkers, NY - Yonkers Ave and Mile Square