National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day is a holiday that falls on October 2nd each year. It is very appropriate that this day occurs near the beginning of most schools’ academic year. After all, custodians are the employees who help keep our schools clean.

Custodians also work in our workplaces, preventing employees’ trash from piling up. That’s why this is an important holiday for so many people and one that honors the custodians of the world. Because of what they do on a daily basis, our children can pursue their education at their local school, and we can earn a living at our daily jobs.

Interesting Facts About Custodians

Just in case people need to know more about custodians and the jobs they do so they can properly celebrate this holiday, we’ve decided to list some of the things that we know about this profession that we would like to share with everyone.

  • The median hourly wage for custodians in 2020 was $13.98.
  • Every year, there are about 314,000 openings for janitors.
  • The top annual median salary for custodians is approximately $29,080 per year.
  • The famous horror author Stephen King worked as both a janitor and a teacher before selling his book, Carrie.
  • Jon Bon Jovi also worked briefly as a Christmas decoration maker, which would later become more of a custodial role.

Observing National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

Most of us know a custodian whom we can thank on this day. Maybe it’s the custodian who works at our children’s school, or maybe it’s a custodian who works in our office. Either way, this is the day on which you should thank them for what they do.

If you don’t know any custodians personally, you can also give a general shout-out to all custodians using the Internet and the hashtag #CustodialWorkersRecognitionDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 2 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
October 2 Thursday
Last year (2023)
October 2 Monday
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