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Building and Grounds Cleaning – Job Summaries

Building and Grounds Cleaning – Job Summaries

Building and Grounds Cleaning

These workers ensure that structures and lands remain attractive, orderly, and safe.

Overall employment in building and grounds cleaning occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 290,800 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 779,400 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2022).



Arborists cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to clear utility lines, roads, sidewalks, and other areas.

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Grounds Maintenance / Landscaper

Grounds maintenance workers install and maintain landscapes, prune trees or shrubs, and do other tasks to ensure that vegetation is attractive, orderly, and safe.

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Janitor and Building Cleaners

Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, sanitary, orderly, and in good condition.

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Pest Control

Pest control workers remove insects, rodents, and other pests that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

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