Employment of maids and housekeeping cleaners is expected to grow 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Some new jobs are expected in hotels as demand for accommodations increases. Companies that supply cleaning services on a contract basis will also experience some growth, as more of this work is being contracted out.
Despite slow employment growth, job opportunities are expected to be good overall and more favorable for those who have some experience. Some job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition