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Light duty cleaners clean the lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office and other buildings, and private residences. They are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, recreational facilities, hospitals and other institutions, building management companies, cleaning service companies and private individuals.
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- Sweep, mop, wash, wax and polish floors
- Dust furniture and vacuum carpeting and area rugs, draperies and upholstered furniture
- Make beds, change sheets and distribute clean towels and toiletries
- Attend to guests' requests for extra supplies
- Stock linen closet and supplies area
- Clean, disinfect and polish kitchen and bathroom fixtures and appliances
- Clean and disinfect public areas such as changing rooms, showers and elevators
- Disinfect operating rooms and other hospital areas
- Pick up debris and empty trash containers
- Wash windows, walls and ceilings.
- Report and store lost and found items
- May provide basic information on facilities
- May handle complaints.
Outlook & Prospects for Light Duty Cleaners in Southern 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Southern Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2011-10-06|
Currently the chances of qualified Light Duty Cleaners finding employment are considered to be good in the local area. Employment potential is good locally in Lunenburg County only because there continues to be a need for employees, especially during the peak tourist season, late-spring to early-fall. In addition, a new hotel opening outside Bridgewater created additional opportunities. In general, there would appear to be good opportunity for skilled tourism-related workers but also a large supply of experienced workers available from within the industry. Most of the opportunities for this occupation are tied to the strength of the tourism industry, especially during the peak season. The loss of the CAT Ferry from Yarmouth to Maine meant a significant decrease in American tourists, not only in Yarmouth County but throughout the entire area. Many tourism-related businesses reported losses from 15 to over 50 percent but also had increases from in-province tourists, special events and wedding bookings. In addition to spring hiring, part -time workers are also needed in September with students returning to school. Employees need to have strong communication, people skills and a proper work ethic, especially regarding reliably adhering to their work schedule.
The number of people employed in this occupation is significantly above average (100+), compared to all occupations in the local area. As such, there will be additional demand based solely on this high level of employment - more people moving to other jobs, retiring or quitting.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Light Duty Cleaners in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Light Duty Cleaners (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2013
- Always Home Homecare, a care for seniors business based in Dartmouth, will open a satellite office in Liverpool in May 2013 and employ several homecare workers. Other satellite offices may follow in other parts of the province.
- Extra wait staff will be hired at the Liverpool Bowling Centre to accommodate expanded service in the bar and restaurant once renovations are completed. The bar area will be renamed Spirits on the Mersey.
- A health clinic housing up to eight family doctors, two nurse practitioners, and other health professionals will open in about nine months in Bridgewater
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