Return To Office Creates Surge In Cleaning-Related Jobs
As people across the United States return to in-person work, staffing expert PeopleReady says the need to maintain a clean environment is creating a hiring surge and immediate opportunities for job seekers.
According to a PeopleReady analysis of job postings, over 160,000 jobs related to keeping workplaces clean have been posted across the U.S. in the last month alone.
"As both companies and employees look to resume in-person work, enhanced cleaning services are a vital part of the new business as usual, and it’s helping to fuel an area of job growth,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady in a press release. “For those who are seeking work or need to earn some extra income as they get back on their feet, there are jobs available, but you have to know where to look. Cleaning-related jobs are one of those key sectors right now.”
The PeopleReady analysis of hundreds of thousands of job postings over the last 30 days found that some of the fastest-growing jobs related to office and store reopenings include:
- Cleaning crew member jobs, which saw an increase of 364 percent in the last 30 days.
- Housekeeping associate jobs for retail spaces, which soared 300 percent.
- Custodial assistant jobs, which rose 200 percent.
- Building cleaner, janitor and general cleaner jobs, which jumped 80 percent.
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