Sample 1 - State of California

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 2012 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 ) 79,000 92,500 13,500
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 5,100 5,900 800
Special Food Services   (NAICS 722300 ) 4,500 4,900 400
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 3,400 3,000 -400
Nursing Care Facilities   (NAICS 623100 ) 2,500 2,300 -200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 2,000 2,100 100
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 1,800 2,000 200
Specialty Food Stores   (NAICS 445200 ) 1,400 1,700 300
Community Care Facility for the Elderly   (NAICS 623300 ) 1,200 1,500 300
Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Hospitals   (NAICS 622200 ) 700 700 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Other Amusement & Recreation Industries   (NAICS 713900 ) 700 700 0
Amusement Parks and Arcades   (NAICS 713100 ) 600 700 100
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 400 500 100
Other Hospitals   (NAICS 622300 ) 400 400 0
Religious Organizations   (NAICS 813100 ) 400 400 0
Individual and Family Services   (NAICS 624100 ) 300 400 100
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing   (NAICS 311800 ) 300 300 0
Residential Mental Health Facilities   (NAICS 623200 ) 300 200 -100
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 200 200 0
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)   (NAICS 722400 ) 200 300 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Emergency and Other Relief Services   (NAICS 624200 ) 200 200 0
Vocational Rehabilitation Services   (NAICS 624300 ) 200 200 0
Child Day Care Services   (NAICS 624400 ) 200 200 0
Civic and Social Organizations   (NAICS 813400 ) 200 200 0
Performing Arts Companies   (NAICS 711100 ) 100 100 0
Offices of Physicians   (NAICS 621100 ) 100 100 0
Department Stores   (NAICS 452100 ) 100 100 0
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 100 100 0
Lessors of Real Estate   (NAICS 531100 ) 100 100 0
Home Furnishings Stores   (NAICS 442200 ) 100 200 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 100 100 0

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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