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Return to the Office Creates Surge in Cleaning-Related Jobs


PeopleReady says 161,000 jobs related to keeping workplaces clean have been posted in the last 30 days

TACOMA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As people across the U.S. return to in-person work and offices, stores and other businesses reopen, staffing leader PeopleReady says the need to maintain a clean environment is creating a hiring surge and immediate opportunities for job seekers. According to a PeopleReady analysis of job postings, over 160,000 jobs related to keeping workplaces clean have been posted across the U.S. in the last month alone.

“As both companies and employees look to resume in-person work, enhanced cleaning services are a vital part of the new business as usual, and it’s helping to fuel an area of job growth,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “For those who are seeking work or need to earn some extra income as they get back on their feet, there are jobs available—but you have to know where to look. Cleaning-related jobs are one of those key sectors right now.”

The PeopleReady analysis of hundreds of thousands of job postings over the last 30 days found that some of the fastest-growing jobs related to office and store reopenings include:

  • Cleaning crew member jobs saw an increase of 364% in the last 30 days.
  • Housekeeping associate jobs for retail spaces soared 300%.
  • Custodial assistant jobs rose 200%.
  • Building cleaner, janitor and general cleaner jobs jumped 80%.

To connect job seekers with available jobs throughout the U.S., PeopleReady is encouraging people to apply to jobs via app (JobStack) or online (

About PeopleReady

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put approximately 221,000 people to work in 2020. Learn more at

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TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2021, TrueBlue connected approximately 615,000 people with work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing, PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries.