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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).


Ground Maintenance

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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Landscape workers ensure that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy.

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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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