A janitor at Wilson Magnet High School, who grew up in rural Ethiopia, was able to watch both of his children graduate at the top of their class from the school where he works. Jamal Abdullahi, who works the swing shift as a custodian, pursued a career in the janitorial industry while earning educational degrees, including a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Two Hopkinson Heights Elementary School students alerted adults when a friend of theirs started choking on a potato chip, according to the Columbian. Tucker Cendana, a school custodian, was able to successfully perform the Heimlich maneuver to normalize the student’s breathing.
A janitor, who has been working at Boston College for 15 years, was able to send his five children to college after his job’s benefits took $51,000 off of each child’s tuition.
The nationwide event aims to emphasize the value of safety and health programs in the workforce.
Gary Freeman, lead janitor in the Lumpkin Center, received his college degree at the place he works 40 years after graduating high school.
Ted Qualli has won the Cintas Corp.’s national Janitor of the Year award. Qualli was lauded for going above and beyond his janitorial duties by being a dependable community figure head that can fix almost any problem.
A janitorial airline contractor at LAX has settled a case that occurred after their supervisor had allegedly forbidden employees to speak Spanish during work hours and breaks. Terms of the settlement were not divulged, according to the Daily Breeze.