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  • 21 Jan 2020 5:11 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    An old commercial for a bathroom cleaner has gone viral again for its disturbing and, according to some critics, sexist content. 

    In 2009, Method — a company that prides itself in making "planet-friendly" cleaning products — released an advertisement promoting Shiny Suds, a bathroom cleaner. The video, which is just over a minute long, begins with a woman greeting a group of animated suds. The commercial then cuts to a scene in which the woman walks into a bathroom and undresses. She opens the shower curtains and appears visibly shocked as a number of suds greet her. 

    More at source: Yahoo News

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  • 14 Jan 2020 12:22 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Get green cleaning products

    Whether you have in-house cleaners, or you outsource this service, it’s crucial to use green cleaning products. Non-toxic cleaning products are better for the environment and your employees.

    Conserve energy

    Every person in the organization should be diligent about turning off lights, computers, and other electronics when not in use. By doing this your company can lower energy consumption and avoid skyrocketing energy bills. Whether it means installing motion-sensing lights or reminding employees .... 

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  • 08 Jan 2020 9:15 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The protest signs read “Could you live on $8.46 cents?”

    About 24 janitors, mostly women, marched and held up brooms in front of  Miami’s tallest office tower — the Southeast Financial Center in the heart of downtown. 

    A commercial janitor holds a broom with a sign that reads 'Justice' in Spanish. Commercial cleaners in Miami are part of a new push to unionize, decrying low wages.

    Most large office buildings outsource their janitorial services to cleaning companies. Those companies often hire contract workers. Compared to other parts of the state, South Florida’s contracted office cleaners earn among the lowest wages and there's a new push to unionize this workforce. 

    Commercial janitors  in Miami-Dade  are predominantly immigrant women from across Latin America and the Caribbean. They typically earn less than $9 an hour.

    More at source: WLRN

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  • 31 Dec 2019 4:49 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    We want to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our amazing Members, Sponsors, & Partners – you’ve made 2019 our best year yet! We look forward to serving you in 2020 and beyond! Happy New Year To All! 

  • 30 Dec 2019 6:41 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Cleaning the house is a never-ending chore. In California, early fall means kids' soccer games, messy football Sundays in the living room, busy weeks and even busier weekends.

    Whether you're a professional or a parent trying to keep up with children's messes, a professional cleaning service can free up a lot of time. Depending on the services you choose, housekeepers can help with everyday chores like vacuuming, dusting and mopping as well as more complex needs like laundry and organizing.

    We all know someone who "cleans up" before the maid service comes, so what do these helpers actually do? The answer depends on the package you choose. Standard maid services typically include a full kitchen and bathroom clean, vacuum, dust, linen change and dish washing. These can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. 

    More at source: Patch

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  • 24 Dec 2019 7:52 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    IJCSA Offices Closed - To spend time with our families this holiday season, our offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th through Thursday, December 26th, 2019. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, December 27th. All online services open 24/7 as usual. 

    We wish all our Members and Consumers from around the WORLD a very happy and peaceful holiday season!

  • 20 Dec 2019 6:04 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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  • 10 Dec 2019 8:37 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    First and foremost are the onset of the symptoms themselves. The CDC says flu symptoms tend to come on abruptly, while people with a common cold may feel symptoms gradually. Flu symptoms also tend to be more severe overall. Meanwhile, fevers and headaches are rare with a cold but more common with the flu.

    The CDC created a handy infographic that lists nine symptoms and how they stack up:

    More at source: Fast Company

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  • 10 Dec 2019 8:28 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Julian was employed by a contractor for the arena, Service First Janitorial.

    His mother said he was saving money to visit his girlfriend in Mexico for the holidays.

    "He was very happy, very loving," his mother said in Spanish. "He took good care of me."

    Dickies Arena is owned by the city of Fort Worth, but managed by a nonprofit company, Trail Drive Management Corp.

    Trail Drive issued a statement expressing condolences to the victim's family and said they were cooperating with the investigation.

    But managers declined to answer questions about whether the gate has a safety mechanism or was malfunctioning at the time.

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