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Occupation Description:
  Manually move freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified. Excludes “Construction Laborers” (47-2061) and “Helpers, Construction Trades” (47-3011 through 47-3019). Excludes “Material Moving Workers” (53-7011 through 53-7199) who use power equipment.
  Specialized Occupations:
  * Recycling and Reclamation Workers (ONET code: 53-7062.04)
Typical Tasks:
  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.
  • Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
  • Stack cargo in locations, such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
  • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
  • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
Search for Jobs on CareerOneStop:
  Search for Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Jobs
  Search for Recycling and Reclamation Workers Jobs
  (Please note that some searches may not produce any results.)
Education & Training:
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $39,646.00 $19.06 $15.04 $16.04 - $20.27
Bridgeport/Stamford $41,166.00 $19.79 $15.37 $16.09 - $22.55
Danbury $41,135.00 $19.77 $14.82 $15.58 - $22.31
Hartford $38,429.00 $18.47 $15.21 $16.06 - $19.04
New Haven $39,896.00 $19.18 $14.90 $15.70 - $20.67
New London/Norwich $39,490.00 $18.98 $14.77 $15.48 - $19.69
Waterbury $38,075.00 $18.30 $14.62 $15.34 - $19.71
Torrington $37,368.00 $17.96 $14.22 $14.47 - $19.73
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 26,750 33,920 0.2% 4,682
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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