Sample 1 - State of California

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Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
(SOC Code : 43-5081)
in California

Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays. Exclude "Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand" (53-7062), and "Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks" (43-5071).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$12.97$9.44$11.46$15.04

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 2020192,600219,60027,00014.07,490

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Department Stores 3,72425.5%
Grocery Stores 16,11115.9%
Other General Merchandise Stores 5,1864.4%
Clothing Stores 24,6484.4%
Employment Services 6,7263.8%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 5,4863.2%
Health and Personal Care Stores 18,0622.4%
Warehousing and Storage 1,6702.4%
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle 3,8472.1%
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores 9,9171.8%
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 18,2031.7%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6751.3%
Electronics and Appliance Stores 22,1181.2%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 6,7831.2%
Home Furnishings Stores 7,0741.0%
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers3,0291.0%
Used Merchandise Stores 6,3091.0%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Answer customers` questions about merchandise and advise customers on merchandise selection.
Itemize and total customer merchandise selection at checkout counter, using cash register, and accept cash or charge card for purchases.
Take inventory or examine merchandise to identify items to be reordered or replenished.
Pack customer purchases in bags or cartons.
Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.
Receive, open, unpack and issue sales floor merchandise.
Clean display cases, shelves, and aisles.
Compare merchandise invoices to items actually received to ensure that shipments are correct.
Requisition merchandise from supplier based on available space, merchandise on hand, customer demand, or advertised specials.
Transport packages to customers` vehicles.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Central Supply Technicians; Inventory Control Clerks; Inventory Takers; Linen Clerks; Order Pullers; Pickers; Stockers; Storekeepers; Supply Clerks; Ticketers; Tool-Crib Attendants
 
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