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Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious establishments, and industrial and other establishments.
building caretaker, building superintendent, custodian, handyman/woman, heavy-duty cleaner, industrial cleaner, plant cleaner, school janitor.
- Operate industrial vacuum cleaners to remove scraps, dirt, heavy debris and other refuse
- Wash windows, interior walls and ceilings
- Empty trash cans and other waste containers
- Sweep, mop, scrub and wax hallways, floors and stairs
- Clean snow and ice from walkways and parking areas
- Cut grass and tend grounds
- Clean and disinfect washrooms and fixtures
- Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems, and contact tradespersons for major repairs
- Perform other routine maintenance jobs such as painting and drywall repair
- May water and tend to plants
- May move heavy furniture, equipment and supplies
- Ensure that security and safety measures are in place in the establishment
- May advertise vacancies, show apartments and offices to prospective tenants and collect rent
- May supervise other workers.
Outlook & Prospects for Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents in Mauricie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Mauricie region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Most of the approximately 1,330 jobs in this occupation in Mauricie are in the service sector, while a smaller proportion are in manufacturing.
The unemployment rate is high in this occupation in Mauricie and, between now and 2014, employment levels will increase slightly. Job opportunities will mainly stem from replacement needs, largely due to retirement. A few new jobs will be added. Since this occupation usually has low educational requirements, the labour pool is quite large.
Workers aged 45 and older account for more than half of the workers in this occupation (55%) in Mauricie, compared to 44% for all occupations in the region.
Women are weakly represented in this occupation, holding 21% of the jobs. There are a relatively large number of self-employed workers, who account for just under 14% of the labour force, compared to 9.5% for all occupations in the region.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- In Trois-Rivières, the Gexel call centre is looking for 60 candidates (available in French only)
- Since spring, the Groupe RCM of Yamachiche has laid off twenty-some people (available in French only)
Week of Mar 04 – Mar 08, 2013
- Groupe RCM of Yamachiche is heading toward a temporary work stoppage by March 22, resulting in 210 layoffs (available in French only)
Week of Feb 25 – Mar 01, 2013
- The Corporation du Parc des Trois Sœurs will create about 40 jobs in La Tuque in 2014 (available in French only)
- On February 18, 210 Groupe RCM employees in Yamachiche received their 12-week notice, suggesting a layoff date of next May 11 (available in French only)
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
- Gexel will hold two open houses on February 12 and 13 to hire 150 workers for its Trois-Rivières call centre, which is scheduled to open in May (available in French only)
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