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Stock Clerks, Sales Floor

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Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.

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Currently Employed: 237,200

Projected Annual Job Openings: 33,170

Typical Hourly Wage: $12.43 - $17.68

Typical Annual Salary: $25,900 - $36,800

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Answer customers' questions about merchandise and advise customers on merchandise selection.
  • Stamp, attach, or change price tags on merchandise, referring to price list.
  • Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.
  • Compare merchandise invoices to items actually received to ensure that shipments are correct.
  • Itemize and total customer merchandise selection at checkout counter, using cash register, and accept cash or charge card for purchases.
  • Transport packages to customers' vehicles.
  • Requisition merchandise from supplier, based on available space, merchandise on hand, customer demand, or advertised specials.
  • Take inventory or examine merchandise to identify items to be reordered or replenished.
  • Receive, open, unpack and issue sales floor merchandise.
  • Clean display cases, shelves, and aisles.

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