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Are We the Perfect Match?

Are you seeking full time, long term employment? Would you like work that's immediately gratifying AND helps make the lives of others a whole lot more wonderful? Look no further!

You...
• are available for work from 8am-5pm, either Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday
• have a reliable car, car insurance, and a valid driver's license
• are comfortable driving to 2-3 client homes per day and working independently most of the time, as well as in teams
• are by nature efficient, organized, detailed, focused and proactive
• honestly enjoy cleaning
• can speak, read, and write English proficiently
• are able to provide 2-3 professional references
• have a history of staying with a job for a year or longer

We...
• offer excellent, hands-on, paid training (no cleaning experience necessary!)
• provide top of the line equipment and earth friendly products
• have a fun, supportive atmosphere with stable and effective management
• are independently owned and family operated
• live by the "your-thoughts-and-ideas-matter-here", non-corporate approach to doing business
• pay our staff well, and don't burden them with the expenses and liabilities of being an independent contractor

Fantastic Pay...
• Our intensive 3-4 week training program pays $10-$12/hour for all work hours including drive time between jobs, plus we provide a generous gas stipend
• After the first 2-3 months of employment, our full time cleaners earn between $17 to $21/hour ($/hr. calculations include weekly and monthly bonuses, stipends, wages, and tips)
• All included, our long term, full time cleaners typically earn over $30,000 annually
• Our PTO policy surpasses new City of Seattle sick pay requirements, and begins accruing on your first day

Our Culture

April Lane's Home Cleaning is one of the greater Seattle area's highest rated companies for quality and customer satisfaction. We are also a winner of the Mayor's Award for Seattle's Top 10 Businesses, and the Angie's List Super Service Award.

Be part of a winning team of house cleaning experts, have fun working independently or with a partner, and find out what it's like to have an employer who knows who you are and cares that you are happy and fulfilled in your employment.

If you like hard work and thrive in an upbeat, supportive environment, you will simply love it here. Our one-on-one training program will equip you with every skill you need to succeed in your new job. So long as you apply yourself and focus on your successes, our systems will guide you through seamlessly.

We are not looking for employees who want a job. We are looking for employees who want THIS job. A great company can only be built by great people who are committed to their own success and to the success of the company. Your contributions count here and your unique abilities are noticed.

We hire from within the company for all field positions which include Team Leader and Trainer. We also hire from within for office positions including Quality Assurance Supervisor, HR, Purchaser, Office Manager and Operations Manager.

Along the way enjoy all the great benefits we provide which are designed to support you and give you more of what's important in your life.

So, what is important? Well, money is important…

Pay and Benefits:

Detailed Pay Scale
Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Qualifying Factors Averaged 15 to 24 cleaning hrs worked per week during pay period Averaged 25 to 31 cleaning hrs worked per week during pay period Averaged 32 to 40 cleaning hrs worked per week during pay period
Phase 1: Supervised Training (weeks 1-2) $10.00 per hour $10.00 per hour $10.00 per hour
Phase 2: Unsupervised Training (weeks 3-4) $12.00 per hour $12.00 per hour $12.00 per hour
Office Work/Meetings $10.00 per hour $10.00 per hour $10.00 per hour
Minimum for Cleaner Positions $10.00 per hour $11.00 per hour $13.00 per hour
Leadership Positions $11.00 per hour $12.00 per hour $14.00 per hour

Strong Shoulders Bonus 
(typically earned by everyone, every paycheck! Just have no absences or quality issues.)

$2.00 extra per hour $2.00 extra per hour $2.00 extra per hour

Gas Card

$7.50 per house / by # of cleaners $7.50 per house / by # of cleaners $7.50 per house / by # of cleaners
New On-going Client Bonus $2.00 extra per hour for that job $2.00 extra per hour for that job $2.00 extra per hour for that job
Additional Services Referral Bonus 5% of total sale 5% of total sale 5% of total sale
Tips from happy clients Yes Yes Yes
Spoil Me Dollars $0.00 $25-$50 $150-$200
Average total $ per hour $14.00 to $15.00/hour $16.00 to $17.00/hour $18.00 to $19.00/hour

Leadership Cleaner Roles: Trainer, Team Leader, Quality Assurance Provider.

Strong Shoulders Bonus: Earned when a Cleaner works their normal work schedule without quality issues.

Gas Card: Credit added to Cleaner's Shell Gas Card calculated at $7.50 per house divided by attending Cleaners. Starts accruing in second phase of training. First phase of training entails carpooling with your trainer so no gas card stipend required.

New On-going Client Bonus: If a Client signs up for On-going Service each Cleaner attending the Initial Cleaning receives additional hourly pay for the job.

Additional Services Referral Bonus: When a Client receives an Additional Service such as window or carpet cleaning, a bonus is due to the Cleaner who recommended the Additional Service.

Spoil Me $'s: Bonus paid to qualifying Cleaners which can only be used for something nice they are doing for themselves (i.e. health insurance, shopping spree, spa day, savings to buy a new car, travel, etc.)

Anniversary Gift
1st Year: $200.00
2nd Year: $400.00
3rd Year: $600.00
4th Year: $800.00
5th Year: $1,000.00
6th Year: $1,200.00
7th Year: $1,400.00
8th Year: $1,600.00
9th Year: $1,800.00
10th Year: $2,000.00

FAQ:

What is a normal work day like?
Our work days are primarily spent providing ongoing maintenance cleanings for our clients in Seattle. We have a number of Bellevue, Mercer Island and Kirkland clients, as well. After training, our cleaners work solo-style most of the time. Occasionally we team up for bigger cleaning jobs, so expect to clean alongside your co-workers several times per week. All our cleaners work full time. We drive directly to the first client's home in the morning, complete 2-3 cleanings, and then are done for the day. Most homes we clean range between 2.5-3.5 hours per house, or you may have a day with just 2 bigger cleanings that range between 3-4 hours per house. Every Wednesday morning we meet at our Wallingford office to get our new supplies, check out a few client keys as needed, and to share ideas, brainstorm problems, and plan for our super-fun monthly employee/family events. We also take turns making or buying breakfast! Everyone looks forward to connecting with each other at our meetings.

Do you guarantee my hours?
At April Lane's Home Cleaning, our staff never have to worry about not getting a full schedule. Our cleaners are compensated for client cancellations. We also provide additional work for any openings in your schedule with tasks such as office work or special projects/errands. Technically, the hours are not "guaranteed", but we are a thriving business and typically have more work than we need!

What if I have car troubles during my employment?
Our cleaners still work their normal schedules even if they have car problems. How do they do this? April Lane's Home Cleaning reimburses $25 per day of their rental car costs for up to 5 business days while their car is in the shop, so long as they work their normal schedule.

What if I get lost on the job while trying to find a client's house?
No worries. April Lane's Home Cleaning provides its staff with Samsung Galaxy tablets so you always have Google Maps and other apps to navigate your way. We also have management staff immediately available if you have any issues finding or entering a client's home. But wait! There's more! For a nominal fee of $20/month you can be equipped 24/7 with a high tech GPS to use both at work and off the clock.

Do I have to have a business license, buy my own supplies, calculate & pay my own employment taxes, & be an independent contractor?
Nope! All of our house cleaners are bonafide employees. There are no licensing requirements for our staff. Our company pays for and provides all top-of-the-line cleaning supplies and equipment. As your employer, we calculate and manage all normal payroll tax payments. We always pay you on time, every two weeks. Our employees have none of the burdens or liabilities associated with being an independent contractor. Watch out! Some cleaning companies tout unbelievably high wages, however your take-home pay as an independent contractor ends up being considerably less.

Will I get to clean for the same clients on an ongoing basis?
Yes, for the most part. We set up your schedule with primarily on-going clients who are on a regular cleaning schedule and who live relatively close to one another so your drive time is minimized. You will also have opportunities to do initial cleanings for new clients who may then become your regular on-going client. Our clients and cleaners like to get to know one another and appreciate as much consistency and routine as possible. However, you will also do some occasional and one-time cleanings.

What if I have allergies, sensitivities to cleaning products, or back problems?
If you know that you are allergic to pets, dust or cleaning products this job may not be a good fit for you. Our on-going cleanings are done using non-toxic products, however, some sensitivities are extreme enough that even non-toxic cleaning may be a problem. We do not suggest house cleaning as a good line of employment for people who have suffered previous back injuries or who are prone to back problems. Some employees have been able to have successful long term employment in house cleaning using doctor prescribed allergy medication to offset pet allergies and people with back issues have had some relief with the use of a back support belt. Your health and well being are of the utmost importance, however, so we suggest employment that does not complicate existing health issues.

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, APPLY ONLINE today.

If you have questions or would like to know more, please contact our office at 206-527-4290 or info@aprillanescleaning.com

"Their cleaners do a perfect job cleaning your house and are very, very dependable. Easy to book at a moment's notice and encourage feedback about their cleaners." -K.F., Seattle

"My cleaner takes care of every detail. I love to come home on cleaning days!" -T.H., Bellevue

"I really appreciate the time and effort your company spends on making sure we're happy clients. It makes such a big difference." -J.A.S., Seattle

"April Lane's gave me my weekends back, and the house looks better than ever. I can manage everything via email. They're always responsive and accommodating. " -C.L., Seattle

"At April Lane’s Home Cleaning, they always meet or exceed my expectations. I have recommended them to all my friends." -R. S., Seattle