Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (51-9111)
Occupation description: Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.
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Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.
Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||37
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||14
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||20
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: High school diploma or equivalent
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training