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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 makes the lives of others a whole lot more wonderful? Look no further!

• 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

• 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
• go above and beyond the newly voted-in minimum wage, and pay our employees MORE than just a living wage. We offer full time hours, and don't burden them with the expenses and liabilities of being an independent contractor

Fantastic Pay...
• Our intensive 5-6 week training program pays $15/hour, plus we provide a gas stipend.
• After training, pay jumps to $17/hour full time! And that's just the hourly pay, not including our generous gas stipend, benefits, tips, bonuses, etc.
• Our Paid Time Off far surpasses 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 house cleaning 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:

Training $15.75 Per Hour
Base Pay $17 Per Hour
Leadership Ongoing Client + $1/HR
Leadership New Client OR, Trainer + $2/HR
Gas Card $5 per house ÷ by # of cleaners
Health and Wellness $50 Month
Raises Yes! Every 6 months!
Health Insurance Employer Contribution Yes! 50% of cost of company provided insuance for full time cleaners!
Spoil Me $150 Month for full time cleaners!

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

Gas Card: Credit added to cleaner's Shell Gas Card, calculated at $5 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 Ongoing Client Bonus: If a client signs up for ongoing service, each cleaner attending the Initial Cleaning receives additional hourly pay for the job.

Additional Services Referral Bonus: When a client receives a Specialized Service such as window cleaning or carpet cleaning (performed by our specialists), a bonus is due to the cleaner who recommended the Specialized Service.

Spoil Me Dollars / Wellness Stipend: Bonus paid to cleaners working consistently full time hours after training. Spoil Me Dollars can only be used for something nice you're doing for yourself (e.g. save for a trip, buy new clothes, collect cat figurines, etc.) The separate Wellness Stipend can only be used for something nice you're doing for yourself that specifically feeds your mind, body or soul (e.g. gym, yoga, spa day, etc.) Spoil Me Dollars are $150/month, and along with our $50 Wellness Stipend, our potential benefits total $200/month.



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 top-of-the-line 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.

Will I be an employee, or an independent contractor?
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 agencies 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 or Apply with just your resume!

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"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