Increasing demand for carpet cleaners
Demand for carpet cleaners is strong, with job advertisements for window and carpet cleaners increasing by 15% in the year to October 2018.
Opportunities for carpet cleaners are good because:
- employers find it hard to get carpet cleaners, and will take on inexperienced staff to train
- clients want carpets cleaned during both boom times and economic downturns
- the average age of carpet cleaners is 50 to 59, so the number of vacancies may increase as they near retirement.
According to the Census, 450 carpet cleaners worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Self-employment common among carpet cleaners
About half of carpet cleaners are self-employed.
Others work for cleaning agencies that contract to organisations such as hospitals or businesses.