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  • 21 Jul 2023 1:36 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Deadly storms bring baseball-sized hail, leave 300K without power across US as more severe weather looms

    Residents from the Northeast to the southern Plains are in storm recovery mode Friday after severe storms blasted the regions Thursday with large hail and damaging winds, leaving at least one person dead and hundreds of thousands without power. 

    Why are we seeing hail damage in the winter months?

    And the threat for more unsettling weather looms Friday. 

    More at source: Fox

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  • 12 Jul 2023 8:42 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Wet weather forecast across US, flooding risks expected into weekend

    Northeast rain forecast
    Following record rain and historic flooding across the Northeast the U.S. is in for more wet weather and the risk of flooding later into the weekend.

     More at source: Fox News

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  • 07 Jul 2023 10:04 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Europe Janitorial Equipment & Supplies Market to Surpass USD 51.24 Billion By 2031| Growth Market Reports

    PUNE, IndiaJune 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, "Europe Janitorial Equipment & Supplies Market Segments - 

    By Type (Automated Floor Cleaning Equipment, Manual Cleaning Products, Bags and Containers, and Others), By End-User (Residential, Industrial, Commercial, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, and Others), By Europe (Germany,

    UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Rest of Europe) - Europe Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2031", the market size was USD 29.31 billion in 2022 and is expected to surpass USD 51.24 billion expanding at a CAGR of 6.4% by the end of 2031. Rising number of product launches across Europe is likely to boost the market during the forecast period.

    More at source: Benzinga

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  • 27 Jun 2023 1:12 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Cleaning company sued for $1M after janitor’s major mistake at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York

    The company held a $1.4m (£1.1m) contract to clean the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York back in 2020 which is when the alleged incident happened.

    Research on photosynthesis, headed by Prof KV Lakshmi, had the potential to be "ground-breaking" in furthering solar panel development, a lawyer for the institute wrote.

    A few days before the freezer was turned off, an alarm went off to alert a 3C temperature rise. Though the fluctuation could have been catastrophic, Prof Lakshmi "determined that the cell cultures, samples and research were not being harmed," the legal case read.

    Due to Covid restrictions at the time, it would take a week before any repairs could begin.

    In the meantime, a sign on the freezer's door read: "This freezer is beeping as it is under repair. Please do not move or unplug it. No cleaning required in this area.

    "You can press the alarm/test mute button for 5-10 seconds if you would like to mute the sound."

    But days after the alarm started sounding, the cleaner turned off the circuit breaker providing electricity to the freezer.

    More at source: BBC

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  • 23 Jun 2023 8:42 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Janitorial Cleaning Services Market Share Size 2023 : Top Players, Market Share, Future Growth by 2029 | Clean First Time, Sodexo, Harvard Maintenance


    The New Report By 360 Research Reports Titled, ‘Global "Janitorial Cleaning Services Market" Size, Share, Price, Trends,Report and Forecast 2023-2029’, gives an in-depth analysis of the global Janitorial Cleaning Services market, assessing the market based on its segments like fraction, application, end-use, and major regions.The Janitorial Cleaning Services Market Report Contains 118 pages Including Full TOC, Tables and Figures, and Chart with In-depth Analysis Pre and Post COVID-19 Market Outbreak Impact Analysis and Situation by Region.

    Who is the largest manufacturers of Janitorial Cleaning Services Market worldwide?

    • Clean First Time
    • Sodexo
    • Harvard Maintenance
    • Stratus Building Solutions
    • Duraclean
    • Jan-Pro International
    • ChemDry
    • BONUS Building Care
    • Jani-King
    • Compass Group
    • UGL Unicco Services
    • Steamatic
    • The Service Master Company
    • Aramark
    • Pritchard Industries
    • Red Coats
    • Vanguard
    • Mothers House Cleaning
    • Mothers House Cleaning
    • Temko Service Industries
    • ABM Industries
    • CleanNet
    • Stanley Steemer
    • Anago Cleaning Systems

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    Short Description About Janitorial Cleaning Services Market:

    The Global Janitorial Cleaning Services market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2022 and 2029. In 2021, the market is growing at a steady rate and with the rising adoption of strategies by key players, the market is expected to rise over the projected horizon.

    Janitorial cleaning services include cleaning services in various public areas such as restrooms and receptions. They also include services such as cleaning carpets and windows.

    More at source: Digital Journal

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  • 16 Jun 2023 10:08 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    50 million under severe storm threat today as one Texas town digs out after a deadly tornado

    More than 50 million people across a large swath of the US are under a severe weather threat Friday, one day after storms cut a deadly path across Texas and Florida.

    Three people were killed in Perryton, Texas, when a ruinous tornado slammed the town Thursday, the fire chief told CNN. The storm also sent up to 100 people in the Texas Panhandle town to the hospital with injuries ranging from head wounds to abrasions, the Ochiltree General Hospital interim CEO told CNN.

    Buildings and vehicles show damage after a tornado struck Perryton, Texas, Thursday.

    And a person in Florida died after being trapped under a tree that fell on their home, Escambia County officials said.

    The county, which includes Pensacola, was hit with flash flooding emergencies overnight, leading to high water rescues, the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, reported early Friday, citing local rescuers.

    More at source: CNN

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  • 09 Jun 2023 3:04 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Cleaning workers urge Parliament: 'Europe should lead by example'

    Cleaners demonstrated in front of the European Parliament, fed up with night shifts, not feeling safe at work, not getting enough sleep and the difficulty of juggling their working hours with their personal lives.

    On Wednesday (June 7), trade unions and workers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and more, gathered in front of the European Parliament to demand better working conditions in the cleaning industry.

    To the rhythm of Bob Marley's song "Get up stand up", demonstrators chanted "Justice for cleaners", "Respect for cleaners", and "when we fight, we win".

    During the demonstration they handed out yellow fists symbolising the gloves of the cleaners who had gathered there.

    Indra is from Indonesia but works in the Netherlands, from where he came by bus with other colleagues who also work in the cleaning industry.

    More at source EU Observer

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  • 30 May 2023 12:21 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The Importance of Comprehensive Cleaning With a Commercial Janitorial Service for COVID Disinfection

    comprehensive cleaning, The Importance of Comprehensive Cleaning With a Commercial Janitorial Service for COVID Disinfection

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses must take extra precautions to protect their employees and customers. Regular cleaning and disinfection have become a necessary requirement to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. 

    However, not all cleaning services provide the same level of protection against the virus. That’s why it’s essential to invest in Covid Cleaning Services Here’s a look at the importance of comprehensive cleaning to combat the continuing threat of COVID.

    More at source: Boss Magazine

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    1. COVID-19 continues to be a serious concern.

    It is unclear when the threat of COVID will be entirely solved, but it is essential for businesses to take proactive measures to continue to protect their employees, customers, and the general public. One way to do this is by partnering with a commercial janitorial service that specializes in COVID disinfection. A comprehensive cleaning regimen that includes deep cleaning and sanitizing high-traffic areas, as well as frequently touched surfaces, can help to eliminate the spread of the virus and provide a safe environment for everyone.

  • 22 May 2023 8:53 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association is proud to announce three new insurance programs for our members. They are janitorial business insurance, surety bonds, and group health insurance for yourself and your employees. 

    For the group health insurance, we have partnered with Allstate Benefits to provide medical coverage as well as dental and vision benefits for members with at least 2 employees in most states (although 100 employees are required in New York). They have several options for coverage as well as some fantastic rates.

    Our janitorial business insurance is now through Thimble. They offer great coverage without the surprise fees that our previous vendor had.

    We have also partnered with the Bond Exchange to help our members find affordable surety bonds when you need them. You can pay for your bond upfront and save money or, if you prefer, they also offer low monthly payments to fit almost any budget.


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  • 09 May 2023 12:31 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    US Department of Labor recovers more than $114K in back wages, damages for 100 employees denied overtime by Orlando-based hotel cleaning agency | U.S. Department of Labor

    APDC Cleaning Services Inc. failed to pay workers employed across 4 states

    Employer:   APDC Cleaning Services Inc.

                         5824 Precision Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

    Investigation findings: Investigators with the department’s Wage and Hour Division found that a Florida hotel staffing company failed to combine hours worked by 100 employees at several locations paying them straight-time rates for all hours worked, including overtime hours. By doing so, the employer failed to pay the required time-and-a-half overtime premium for hours over 40 hours in a workweek, a Fair Labor Standards Act violation.

    Back Wages and Liquidated Damages:        

    $57,177 in back overtime wages

    $57,177 in liquidated damages       


    Quote: “The hard work done by hospitality industry workers allows guests to enjoy their accommodations. Often, they work long hours and deserve to be paid all their legally earned wages, including overtime,” explained Wage and Hour Division District Director Wildalí De Jesús in Orlando, Florida. “When employees work at more than one location, their employers must combine hours worked at all locations to calculate overtime wages properly. The Wage Hour Division is committed to safeguarding workers’ rights to get paid their rightfully earned wages.”

    Background: Operating at 19 hotels in Florida, Georgia, Missouri and South Carolina, APDC Cleaning Services Inc. provides workers for various jobs, including cleaning and maintenance positions at hotels and other hospitality worksites.

    The FLSA requires that most employees in the U.S. be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at not less than time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division and workers’ rights, including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division.

    More at source: Department Of Labor

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