Waste Pro struggles to hire new workers
CAPE CORAL, Fla.– With trash still piling up across Cape Coral, Waste Pro gave an update to City Council members on Wednesday about their hiring efforts.
Recently, Waste Pro was able to hire one new person but they are still understaffed with seven positions open.
Company officials said they are increasing recruiting efforts but are only getting a handful of applications.
To attract new employees, Waste Pro said they are offering attractive pay and benefits as well as numerous incentives. Keith Banasiak with Waste Pro said they are paying employees above market value.
“It hurts me that we can’t have people right now to fix the problem,” Banasiak. “I understand the citizen’s frustration. I understand it. I feel it myself and it bothers me and I am working hard to correct it.”
Banasiak also told Cape Coral Council members he would like to negotiate the fines in place for complaints.
He said progress has been made but said it could be another seven to 10 weeks until to hire and train more people.