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Helpers, Laborers, and Material-Moving Supervisors
(SOC Code : 53-1021)
in California

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, or material movers.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Work experience in a related occupation .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20171st Qtr$25.08$18.07$23.75$30.57

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2014 - 202421,90025,0003,10014.21,010

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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
Warehousing and Storage 1,66710.4%
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 35,6317.3%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 4,6465.0%
General Freight Trucking 3,5033.7%
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle 3,1792.7%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting7,5862.0%
Other Personal Services 10,5932.0%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 2,0801.9%
Other Support Services 7,9931.7%
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers2,4651.5%
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2,1461.5%
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 15,8021.4%
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers 3,3131.4%
Waste Management and Remediation Service2,8681.3%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 5,5241.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,0501.2%
Specialized Freight Trucking 5,9711.2%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 25,8821.2%
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers3,0021.1%
Furniture & Furnishings Merchant Whsle 1,4011.0%
Lumber and Supply Merchant Wholesalers 2,5771.0%
Automobile Dealers 7,4131.0%

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Plan work schedules and assign duties to maintain adequate staff for effective performance of activities and response to fluctuating workloads.
Collaborate with workers and managers to solve work-related problems.
Review work throughout the work process and at completion to ensure that it has been performed properly.
Transmit and explain work orders to laborers.
Check specifications of materials loaded or unloaded against information contained in work orders.
Examine freight to determine loading sequences.
Inform designated employees or departments of items loaded or problems encountered.
Evaluate employee performance and prepare performance appraisals.
Perform the same work duties as those supervised or perform more difficult or skilled tasks or assist in their performance.
Prepare and maintain work records and reports of information such as employee time and wages, daily receipts, or inspection results.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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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.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
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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