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List of Industries Employing Food Preparation Workers

The following industries employ Food Preparation Workers ,  SOC Code  35-2021  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Short-term on-the-job training  (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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Full-Service Restaurants   (NAICS 722500 ) 79,700 105,100 25,400
Special Food Services   (NAICS 722300 ) 8,000 9,000 1,000
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 5,500 6,500 1,000
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 4,000 3,700 -300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 2,200 2,000 -200
Nursing Care Facilities   (NAICS 623100 ) 2,200 2,200 0
Accommodation   (NAICS 721000 ) 2,100 2,200 100
Amusement Parks and Arcades   (NAICS 713100 ) 1,500 1,800 300
Community Care Facility for the Elderly   (NAICS 623300 ) 1,100 1,600 500
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 1,100 1,100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Specialty Food Stores   (NAICS 445200 ) 1,000 1,000 0
Gasoline Stations   (NAICS 447000 ) 700 700 0
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries   (NAICS 713900 ) 700 900 200
Gambling Industries   (NAICS 713200 ) 500 600 100
Individual and Family Services   (NAICS 624100 ) 500 600 100
Emergency and Other Relief Services   (NAICS 624200 ) 400 500 100
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)   (NAICS 722400 ) 400 500 100
Religious Organizations   (NAICS 813100 ) 400 400 0
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing   (NAICS 311800 ) 400 400 0
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 300 400 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Civic and Social Organizations   (NAICS 813400 ) 300 300 0
Vocational Rehabilitation Services   (NAICS 624300 ) 200 200 0
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 200 200 0
Other Residential Care Facilities   (NAICS 623900 ) 100 100 0
Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Hospitals   (NAICS 622200 ) 100 100 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 100 100 0
Department Stores   (NAICS 452100 ) 100 100 0
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 100 100 0
Home Furnishings Stores   (NAICS 442200 ) 100 200 100
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites   (NAICS 712000 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Grantmaking and Giving Services   (NAICS 813200 ) 100 100 0
Outpatient Care Centers   (NAICS 621400 ) 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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