Benefits of a Professional Cleaning Career

Are you looking for a job that’s flexible, in demand and also very satisfying? Do you enjoy the process of keeping your home clean, neat and organized? Can you see yourself mastering new skills at work and maybe even leading a team of technicians one day?

Have you considered applying for commercial cleaning jobs with Shoup’s Cleaning?

As one of Tuscarawas County’s premier commercial cleaning services, the Shoup’s crew has been getting our hands dirty in the name of cleanliness for over 50 years. We’ve seen a lot of enthusiastic new employees grow into highly skilled professionals through those decades, and we’re proud of the foundation we provided for all of them. Our commitment to being a strong, positive force within our community begins with providing good opportunities for hard workers who want to make a difference — and aren’t afraid to put a little elbow grease into the process!

Read on to see what’s involved in a professional cleaning job, where careers in cleaning can take you and other benefits of professional cleaning positions with Shoup’s.

What Is a Cleaning Professional?

The idea of forging careers in cleaning may never have crossed your mind before. After all, most cleaning professionals do their work when homeowners or business employees aren’t around. But the reality is that cleaning professionals help all of us keep our focus on other pursuits by taking care of everyday messes and occasional deep-clean necessities. These are the skilled technicians who dust and disinfect hard surfaces, wash windows, take out trash and clean floors by sweeping, mopping or scrubbing.

Some cleaning professionals get training to operate specialized equipment like power washers and carpet cleaners while others pursue managerial opportunities for developing their leadership skills.

The main qualities necessary for a commercial cleaning job include:

  • Keen attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Willingness to learn and follow directions
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Physical ability to stand, bend, lift and scrub as needed

A typical question many people ask us about our industry is: What is commercial cleaning and why is it needed? Commercial cleaning companies employ people to take care of everyday cleanup and specialty cleaning projects for businesses and homeowners — who benefit by getting work done or living comfortably in their healthier, sparkling clean spaces.

Shoup’s offers both residential and commercial cleaning services, the difference being that the former covers people’s living spaces and the latter serves places of business. Many cleaning professionals do some of both types of work, though you may find that focusing on either office or house cleaning jobs is a better fit for you.

Benefits of Professional Cleaning Jobs

What makes a professional cleaning job better than, say, working in a factory or a retail store? We can think of several benefits to choosing careers in cleaning over other types of work, including:

Ongoing Demand

When consumers stop buying products, factories lay off workers and stores let associates go. It’s becoming harder and harder to find occupations that not only pay a living wage but carry that “recession-proof” quality of being in demand no matter what state the economy is in. One of the reasons Shoup’s has been able to grow steadily since our founding in 1970 is that residential and commercial cleaning services are always in demand. As a reliable and skilled cleaning professional, you can enjoy reasonable job security — even through a public health crisis like the recent pandemic. Plus, learning about the difference between commercial and janitorial cleaning can help you develop a wide skill set that sets you up for nearly unending job growth potential!

Flexible Schedule

Whether you’re a single parent juggling childcare and work hours or a student balancing classwork and supplemental income, the inherent flexibility of commercial cleaning jobs is often very attractive. One of the benefits of residential housekeeping jobs is that they are typically scheduled between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, when homeowners are at their own places of employment. That’s great for anyone taking evening courses or trying to be home when their kids return after school. And for those who need daytimes free, there are plenty of commercial cleaning services that must be completed after normal business hours. In fact, careers in cleaning tend to attract highly motivated and talented workers who simply don’t like the typical 9-to-5 routine.

Community Impact

Do you love your Northeast Ohio community and want to make it even better than it already is? Does the idea of helping your neighbors achieve their best light a fire under you? Are you happiest when you know you’re performing meaningful work that supports the health and well-being of others? You sound like a good fit for Shoup’s! Our proudest achievement is helping prevent unhealthy work environments with quality commercial cleaning services — and you can be part of that community support! Your efforts in a professional cleaning job could make the difference that keeps employees happier, prevents the spread of communicable infections and elevates the overall image of our community, one commercial cleaning service at a time.

Active, Satisfying Work

There’s little more satisfying than bringing a chaotic space into order or spraying away a layer of grime to reveal an underlying clean surface. These are examples of the immense satisfaction you can experience nearly every day in a professional cleaning job with Shoup’s Cleaning. Whether you’re tidying someone’s home or seeing how power washing benefits a business image, your work as a cleaning professional delivers clear, immediate results. Plus, the physical activity of commercial cleaning jobs means you’ll stay fit and healthy more easily than you would at a sedentary desk job.

Benefits of Working With Shoup’s Cleaning

Now that you have a better idea of the immense earning potential and personal satisfaction that careers in cleaning can bring, let’s dig into why you should consider the workplace and house cleaning jobs near you with Shoup’s Cleaning.

When you become a member of the Shoup’s team, you’ll:

Receive Competitive Wages

We keep our finger on the pulse of the cleaning industry and offer our cleaning professionals hourly rates on par with the standard in the Northeast Ohio area. We also reward our workers for building their careers in cleaning by raising those pay rates as your skill set and experience with us grow.

Enhance Your Retirement Savings

Shoup’s Cleaning understands that no one wants to work forever — but retirement can feel like an unattainable dream without a healthy 401K plan from your employer. Not only do we offer you a 401K retirement plan into which you can invest a portion of your paycheck before taxes are assessed, but we also offer a percentage match. That means double the investment power to achieve your retirement goals faster!

Discover Growth Opportunities

Do you love learning new skills? One of the coolest benefits of a professional cleaning job is the opportunity to learn how to perform new-to-you commercial cleaning services and operate state-of-the-art equipment. Whether it’s our truck-mounted carpet-cleaning systems or the specialized sprayer used in our electrostatic disinfecting for a deeper, healthier clean, you’ll get to acquire new knowledge and build your skill set throughout your career in cleaning with Shoup’s.

Get Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage

Our founder, Doyle Shoup, started out as a cleaner for Union Hospital in Dover, Ohio, in the 1960s. The standards of cleanliness he learned and developed there became the foundation of the high standards we hold for all our residential and commercial cleaning services. That history also informed our choice to offer affordable health insurance as part of the benefits package for our cleaning professionals. Your work with us becomes even more gratifying when you have the peace of mind of knowing you and your family are covered.

Enjoy Respectful Team Spirit

Shoup’s Cleaning proudly adheres to four core values:

  • Dignity and Respect for our teammembers, customers and community
  • Community Focus for being part of something bigger than our jobs and company
  • Pride and Craftsmanship for always seeking answers, solving problems and developing skills
  • Team Spirit for not only getting the job done right but for learning from each other and being there for each other

These values underpin our commitment to working together to complete every professional cleaning job impeccably. We strive to learn from all our cleaning professionals and continually build the trust that leads to a strong, cohesive team focused on achieving excellence.

Start Your Professional Cleaning Career With Shoup’s Cleaning

Ready to jumpstart your future and reap all the benefits of a professional cleaning career? Check out current open positions at Shoup’s Cleaning — and start seeing how careers in cleaning can put #success right in your hands!

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