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Career Overview

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What They Do

Food warehousing workers are responsible for the safe packing and storage of materials to be shipped.  They are required to maintain records and compile stock reports as requested by supervisors.  They must be able to complete documentation and know where materials are at all times.  They may be required to use a forklift or a hand jack.  Some heavy lifting may also be required.

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Job Duties

  • Prepares orders

  • Processes order requests

  • Packing boxes

  • Marking and labeling stock

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment

  • Creates detailed inventory reports

  • Assist in unloading trucks and checking in products

  • Sort items according to organizational standards

  • Lift heavy objects

  • Use a pallet jack or a forklift truck

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Job Earnings

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (**2019 Median Annual Salary)

$28,710 per year 
$13.80 per hour

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Education/Training Requirements


Food warehousing positions typically require a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate.

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Job Outlook & Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment for food warehouse workers is projected to grow 3% from 2019-2029, which is about as fast an increase in job growth as other similar occupations.

Career Pathway

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Middle & High School Opportunities

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Local Colleges/Training


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Where Can I Work?

Local GLOW Companies With

Food Warehousing Jobs

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