Contrary to rumors floating around the community, Del Mar Pacific does not use workers plucked from Home Depot parking lots. Those individuals tend to be illegal immigrants and would pose legal and ethical problems for DMP if hired.
DMP says most of the workers on the Lakeside refurbishment project have been long-term employees of the company. Many have been with the firm from 6 to 8 years with some being employed more than 10 years. DMP also says new employees are often referred by the existing staff.
Some current workers were recruited from Craigslist.com, a well-known classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services and others. DMP says workers hired off of Craigslist or by other means are fully vetted, which means to make a careful and critical evaluation of something or someone. These employees are carefully screened; their references are checked, they undergo background checks for criminal activity and are tested for drug use before they are hired.