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More than 2.1 million janitors and cleaners are employed in the United States. Janitors and cleaners work as regular staff employees in office buildings, apartments, hotels, hospitals, and factories. About 15 percent of janitors are employed by elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools. Independent cleaning contractors offer many janitorial, cleaning, and supervisory positions. Those with experience, contacts, references, and an interest in entrepreneurship could start their own cleaning businesses.

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