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Primavera Works is a workforce development social enterprise staffing agency for men and women with barriers to employment (e.g., homelessness, former incarceration, physically challenging conditions, substance abuse, behavioral health challenges, limited education, and returning veterans) by offering ethical, temporary labor services. The program is a continuum of services, including job readiness and job skill development, job coaching, employment retention, financial empowerment, and opportunities to obtain temp-to-hire positions through partnerships with local employers. Workers are placed on an assignment such as supervised crews for residential and business jobs for various industries. The program also provides above-minimum wages, lunches, transportation, and worker supplies for participants.

Finding work is an important step for anyone trying to move out of or avoid living in poverty. When you hire a worker or work crew through Primavera Works, you're not only getting skilled, dependable help that gets the job done well; you're giving people the chance to get back on their feet and improve their financial future. All of our workers are motivated to work and we provide them with the necessary support and resources to ensure their success. By utilizing our nonprofit staffing agency social enterprise for your hiring needs, you can fill your open jobs with qualified, eager workers, while helping to support and strengthen our community at the same time. Primavera Works is the best kind of temporary labor service for your residential or business needs.

Why Primavera Works?

quality work  •  affordable rates  •  social impact

We know you have choices for your staffing needs. We’re the best option when hiring temporary labor because we’re not trying to make a profit, we’re trying to make a difference. We charge fair prices and pay our workers above minimum wage. We provide free lunches, bus passes, appropriate clothing for the job, safety equipment, job readiness training classes, housing and much more to our workers.

Employees are fully screened. Their skills are assessed allowing us to match qualified applicants to your job needs. Primavera Works assumes responsibility for employment eligibility verification and for adhering to fair and equal employment practices. Primavera Works will also handle the employee coaching and disciplinary action if such a need should arise.

We eliminate advertising and interviewing costs for businesses, and for every person who employs our workers, we handle all the administrative work: we do all payroll processing expenses including, but not limited to Worker's Comp and unemployment insurance, reporting taxes, and keeping payroll records.

Types of Work

Work performed includes, but is not limited to:

You can hire individual workers or supervised crews.

  • Crew Work (i.e. debris removal)
    • 4 workers + supervisor
    • 2 workers + supervisor
  • Moving Crews
    • 2 workers + supervisor (moving truck included)

We can provide workers for any length of time and they are fully supported for the length of any job assignment:

  • short-term project specific work crews
  • contracted long-term crews
  • as-needed special event crews

Rates vary depending on type of work. For current rates, please contact us at (520) 882-9668 or

Water Harvesting

Our Certified Water Harvesting Technicians will design and install a system that fits your needs. We can make minimal installations, like earthworks, or larger-scale cisterns for food-producing plants or gardens. Even the smallest steps will reduce your water bills and help restore the natural native balance to our desert.

Work performed includes, but is not limited to:

  • sustainable landscaping
  • earthworks and erosion control
  • rainwater catchment tanks
  • green infrastructure, installation, and maintenance.

Besides saving you some money on water bills, some types of green infrastructure and rainwater harvesting are eligible for rebates from the City of Tucson. Ask us how you can earn a City of Tucson Rebate.  WATER HARVESTING ROC LICENSE #312939

Create an Account

Creating an account is easy! Once you have an account, you can place work orders without providing us with all this information.

Download the New Account Application and FAX or mail it to:

Attn: Primavera Works
151 W. 40th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713
Fax: (520) 792-3862

Provide Feedback

In our effort to continuously improve, we're asking you to provide us feedback which is vital to our ongoing improvement. Please take a moment to recount your recent experience with Primavera Works.

Take Our Survey. There are only eight questions and it should take less than 10 minutes of your time.

We also welcome you to email us at with comments or suggestions for improvement.

Meet Jonathan

A 10-year prison sentence for a serious crime at the age of 14 changed his life forever.

In 2012, at the age of 25, he entered the “outside world” with no job and no home.

Now, thanks to the support of Primavera Works, he’s a truck driver in the northern states. He’s saving money to pay court fees so he can get his civil rights restored and buy a home.

To those with extreme difficulties he says, “Take helpful opportunities seriously and don’t lose hope.”





PRIMAVERA WORKS, established in 1996, is a social enterprise of the Primavera Foundation.


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