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IEHA chosen by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for annual input

December 11, 2012

WESTERVILLE, OH — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has once again tapped the non-profit IEHA for annual input on the federal government's "Employment Projections Program" for cleaning professionals, according to a press release.

ieha longA report under review by the IEHA states that, "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 healthcare, 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 projection's decade," the release stated.

"We are, once again, honored to be consulted by the 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 the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI)," said Beth Risinger, chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of IEHA.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.