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Laundry workers

Laundry workers sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.

What do laundry workers do?

  • sort articles for cleaning according to the type, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
  • check and remove stains, replace buttons and make minor repairs
  • load and unload washing machines, driers and extractors, and stop and start machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles
  • add cleaning agents and starches to articles
  • smooth articles and guide them through cleaning and pressing machines
  • place articles on shelves, hang them for delivery or collection, package them and prepare orders for dispatch


projected job openings


qualified full-time wage


employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started