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List of Industries Employing Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

The following industries employ Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products ,  SOC Code  13-1022  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 2,500 2,700 200
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 1,100 1,200 100
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 1,000 1,200 200
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 800 800 0
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424400 ) 700 900 200
Building Material and Supplies Dealers   (NAICS 444100 ) 700 800 100
Automobile Dealers   (NAICS 441100 ) 700 800 100
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 600 600 0
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 500 500 0
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 500 900 400
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Other General Merchandise Stores   (NAICS 452900 ) 400 500 100
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423700 ) 400 500 100
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 400 500 100
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424300 ) 400 600 200
Furniture & Furnishings Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 423200 ) 300 300 0
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 424900 ) 300 300 0
Clothing Stores   (NAICS 448100 ) 300 300 0
Health and Personal Care Stores   (NAICS 446000 ) 300 300 0
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores   (NAICS 453200 ) 200 100 -100
Warehousing and Storage   (NAICS 493000 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Paper/Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424100 ) 200 200 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 100 100 0
Lumber and Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423300 ) 100 100 0
Specialty Food Stores   (NAICS 445200 ) 100 100 0
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers   (NAICS 453900 ) 100 100 0
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 100 100 0
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 100 100 0
Furniture Stores   (NAICS 442100 ) 100 100 0
Home Furnishings Stores   (NAICS 442200 ) 100 100 0
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers   (NAICS 441200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Auto Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores   (NAICS 441300 ) 100 100 0
Chemical Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 424600 ) 100 100 0
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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