Cleaning Industry Staffing in High Demand Due to Field Growth

Cleaning Industry Staffing in High Demand Due to Field Growth

With the country bouncing back from the recession that lasted several years, one of the industries that has seen steady growth is the cleaning industry. This steady and stable growth is partly due to global pandemics such as the H1N1-virus and other illnesses. Increasingly, businesses and government agencies are cognizant of the fact that the health of the general public depends primarily on clean commercial and public environments.

Professional Cleaning is Big Business

The cleaning industry provides several different services aimed to fit your unique needs. About 90 percent of revenue in the cleaning industry is accounted for by cleaning companies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released stats indicating that janitors and building cleaners held about 2.3 million jobs in 2012. About 34 percent were employed in the services to buildings and dwellings industry, and another 14 percent were employed in elementary and secondary schools. The remainder was employed throughout all other industries.

Clean and Untouched by the Recession

A report compiled by Marketdata Enterprises Inc.indicates that the cleaning industry is almost recession-proof. Marketdata Research Director John LaRosa has suggested that the commercial cleaning industry, which maintains and upkeeps the cleanliness and sanitation in America’s office, industrial, educational, retail, and healthcare facilities nets roughly $49 billion annually. The industry is almost completely immune to the negative economic impact of the recession since demand for these services is consistently high.

In the United States, it is estimated that there are approximately 77 billion square feet of commercial floor space in use at any given moment. MarketData Enterprises Inc. suggests that this makes the commercial cleaning market worth almost $115 billion.

Ongoing Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of janitors and building cleaners is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022. Because other areas of growth are expected, notably the opening and expansion of healthcare facilities across the United States, new jobs in the cleaning industry are expected to increase.

The cleaning industry is one of the fastest growing service industries in the United States. Because of industry growth, ImageOne maintains an extensive, knowledgeable staff here to assist in your commercial cleaning needs at any time.