Sample 1 - State of California

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Fabric Menders, Except Garment
(SOC Code : 49-9093)
in California

Repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$12.41$10.67$11.69$13.93

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Measure and hem curtains, garments, and canvas coverings to size, using tape measures.
Operate sewing machines to restitch defective seams, sew up holes, or replace components of fabric articles.
Spread out articles or materials and examine them for holes, tears, worn areas, and other defects.
Stamp grommets into canvas, using mallets and punches or eyelet machines.
Trim edges of cut or torn fabric, using scissors or knives, and stitch trimmed edges together.
Patch holes, sew tears and ripped seams, or darn defects in items, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
Check repaired and repacked survival equipment to ensure that it meets specifications.
Sew labels and emblems onto articles for identification.
Repair holes by weaving thread over them, using needles.
Clean stains from fabric or garments, using spray guns and cleaning fluid.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.
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.

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