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Building Maintenance: Career and Education Opportunities in Iowa

Building Maintenance: Building Maintenance workers keep our day-to-day world working. Managing the up keep, repair and cleaning of our spaces, they keep our world running and clean as we face the day.

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Iowa has a population of 3,007,856, which has grown by 2.79% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Hawkeye State," Iowa's capital and largest city is Des Moines. In 2008, there were a total of 2,025,350 jobs in Iowa. The average annual income was $37,509 in 2008, up from $35,755 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Iowa was 6.0% in 2009, which has grown by 1.6% since the previous year. Roughly 21.2% of Iowa residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Iowa include machinery manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing, and grain milling. Notable tourist attractions include the Science Center of Iowa, the Italian, and the Hubbell Historical Center.


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CAREERS WITHIN Building Maintenance

Grounds Foreman

Grounds Foremen plan, organize, direct, or coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities, such as planting and maintaining ornamental trees, shrubs, and lawns, and applying fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals, according to contract specifications. Grounds Foremen need to pay attention to ongoing situations and monitor them as they develop. They also need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them.