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Food Processing Workers

General Information


All food processing workers not listed separately.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit97.14%
  2. Private, not for profit1.12%
  3. Self-employed1.08%
  4. State and local government0.64%

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Overall employment of food processing equipment workers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 36,700 openings for food processing equipment workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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