Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (43-5081)

Occupation description:  Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays. Excludes Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (53-7062), and Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (43-5071).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2,8462,880 1.2156 204363
United States 2,008,6002,109,600 5.0112,400 146,700269,190

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


Wage data is not available.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3,514471 13.426.7 19.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,124
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation111
UI claimants previously working in occupation343
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 4,816
Number of job position postings 495
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training