If you've signed up your company to take part in a holiday parade, you'll likely be asking everyone on your staff to turn up on the day in question and participate. When you're thinking about the vision that you have for your parade float, you should always evaluate how well your team will be able to execute that vision. If you're concerned about any shortcomings, don't hesitate to hire a general laborer for certain tasks with which you need help. An experienced general laborer can contribute to your efforts in a number of ways, helping your parade float to stand out.
Building The Float
Depending on how grand your plans for the float are, you may need to turn to an experienced laborer for help. For example, if you're turning a trailer into a holiday scene such as Santa's workshop, a set of skilled hands may be an asset. You'll want someone who is competent with basic woodworking, as he or she may need to construct a bench and some large presents out of plywood. It's also ideal if your general laborer has experience with painting, as painting the float will be necessary to make it come to life.
Participating During The Parade
While it's conventional to only have your staff taking part in the parade, there's nothing wrong with arranging for a general laborer or two to also contribute. This is especially true if you need a certain number of bodies to take part, and the size of your workforce is a little small. For example, if you need certain people to hold up a banner or walk in front of the float and hand out candy, relying on general laborers will bulk up the size of your group and help to make your parade effort more successful.
Cleaning Up Afterward
Setting up a float for a holiday parade is exciting, but taking it apart afterward usually isn't. You may have employees who stipulate that they're able to take part in the parade, but that they have to leave soon afterward and can't contribute to the take-down effort. If you're worried about being short-staffed for this process and don't want to waste a lot of time doing this work yourself, hire a general laborer. Whether it's taking apart a float, running rented decorations back to the party rental store, or other tasks of this nature, your laborer will come in handy to perform these general labor jobs.