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IEHA release 12.11

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Taps IEHA for Annual Input

Westerville OH — Once again, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has tapped the non-profit IEHA for annual input on the federal government’s “Employment Projections program” for cleaning professionals.

According to the report under review by IEHA, “Employment of janitors and building cleaners is expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Many new jobs are expected in facilities related to health care, as this industry is expected to grow rapidly. In addition, as more companies outsource their cleaning services, janitorial contractors are likely to benefit and experience demand.  However, employment growth is expected to be tempered as fewer new buildings are built over the projections decade.”*

According to Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive Director of IEHA, “We are once again honored to be consulted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as they compile their official report on the state of employment in the cleaning industry, and we are deeply pleased to continue to support available educational opportunities, including those of ISSA and BSCAI.”

“Education is a top priority at IEHA. The two special designations offered by IEHA - REH and CEH - provide recognition for professionals as they reach these key education milestones. Our Professional Education Credentialing Program (PECP) has helped many cleaning workers gain greater job proficiency, pay and tenure.”

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program    

About IEHA

IEHA is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons who direct cleaning, maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping, safety and/or indoor environmental programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. The organization was founded in New York City in 1930, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. IEHA provides its members with an array of professional development, educational, certification and career opportunities. For more information, visit