Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (13-1022)
Occupation description: Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
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Employment and Job Openings
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Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.
Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2011 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||26
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||12
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||5
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: High school diploma or equivalent
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training