The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), 2006-07 Edition for facility managers. The handbook covers hundreds of different types of jobs, but specifically focuses on the cleaning industry. Facility managers will benefit from this resource as they learn about the training and education needed to be successful in this industry, standard earnings for various cleaning positions, expected job prospects, task requirements for workers on the job, and proper working conditions for their cleaning crew. The handbook will also give managers tips for recruitment, links to state-specific job market sites, and more.

The handbook will also be useful for individuals considering working in the cleaning industry as a career. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their working lives. The handbook is revised every two years.

The cleaning section of the handbook can be found here.