Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

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What do they do?

Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, linens, rugs, and carpets. Includes spotters and dyers of these articles.

Also known as:

Dry Cleaner, Laundry Aide, Laundry Assistant, Laundry Attendant, Laundry Housekeeper, Laundry Person, Laundry Technician, Laundry Worker, Machine Operator, Personal Clothing Laundry Aide, Spotter

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #27 in job growth rate
  • 770

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.6%)
  • Associate's degree (3.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (14.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (41.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (36.4%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Apply water or solutions to fabrics or apparel.
  • Direct operational or production activities.
  • Operate garment treatment equipment.
  • Count finished products or workpieces.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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