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Janitors and Cleaners


Employment for janitors and cleaners is expected to grow 7 percent through 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Employment opportunities will be plentiful as the number of office buildings, apartments, schools, hotels, hospitals, and factories increases. The janitorial field is an easy one to enter since little training or education is required. Relatively high turnover is expected. The need to replace existing janitors and cleaners leaving the workforce for retirement or other reasons will create many full- and part-time jobs, many of which will be located in busy urban areas. Businesses providing janitorial and cleaning services on a contract basis are expected to be among the fastest growing employers of these workers. Job opportunities should also be strong in the administrative and support services, educational services, and healthcare industries. Workers with previous experience will be in demand by employers.

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