A major home cleaning franchise recently announced that it would significantly increasing staff to fill open positions.

In a statement, Merry Maids said that it planned to hire around 1,000 new personnel on both a part and full-time basis at its 400 franchises and 70 locations. From May 21-25, the firm will host a National Hiring Week, giving those interested the chance to apply for jobs through its website, jobs.merrymaids.com.

"Merry Maids is always seeking trusted, reliable people who are properly screened, insured and bonded to deliver a thorough, customized and professional home cleaning that exceeds the needs of our customers," said Chip Fullerton, director of branch operations for Merry Maids. "We are excited to host our first National Hiring Week to help support the powerful growth the Merry Maids team is experiencing."

Other cleaning franchises have also been increasing their hiring. Clean Brite Tulsa recently stated that it was beginning a new "Hire Local" initiative to recruit staff from different communities. The firm is hoping to find as many qualified people as possible.

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