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Janitors and Building Cleaners Job Outlook

Employment of janitors and building cleaners is expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Many new jobs are expected in facilities related to health care, as this industry is expected to grow rapidly. In addition, as more companies outsource their cleaning services, janitorial contractors are likely to benefit and experience demand.  However, employment growth is expected to be tempered as fewer new buildings are built over the projections decade.

Job Prospects

Job prospects are expected to be favorable. Those with experience should have the best job opportunities. Most job openings will come from the need to replace many workers who leave or retire from this very large occupation.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition