Packers and Packagers


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Packers and Packagers

Packers and Packagers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Packers and packagers work in almost every industry. About one in four work as baggers in grocery stores.

Major employers:

  • Grocery stores
  • Temporary worker agencies
  • Food Manufacturers

Outlook

The demand for this occupation is declining. More cashiers bag groceries reducing the need for baggers. Also, automation in warehouses is increasing, further reducing the need for baggers.

Job opportunities should be plentiful since this is a large occupation that has a high turnover rate. Many workers will leave this occupation to find other work or retire.

Packers and Packagers (CIS 100145)

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Illinois
52,772
Very large
&
8.8%
5.8%
>>>>
8,697
Very High
  Champaign Area
598
Very large
&
12.0%
7.0%
>>>>
102
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
1,008
Very large
&
7.8%
5.0%
>>>>
165
Very High
  Cook County
23,884
Very large
&
8.8%
5.6%
>>>>
3,935
Very High
  Decatur Area
430
Very large
&
9.3%
7.0%
>>>>
71
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
3,590
Very large
&
12.2%
9.7%
>>>>
613
Very High
  Du Page County
6,396
Very large
&
9.5%
5.4%
>>>>
1,061
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
910
Very large
&
20.1%
5.1%
>>>>
168
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
245
Very large
&
5.7%
7.0%
>>>>
39
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
545
Very large
&
8.8%
5.2%
>>>>
89
Very High
  Lake County
3,659
Very large
&
11.8%
8.6%
>>>>
621
Very High
  McHenry County
1,096
Very large
&
10.9%
6.8%
>>>>
184
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
658
Very large
&
9.6%
6.8%
>>>>
109
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
1,074
Very large
&
8.5%
3.6%
>>>>
176
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
1,497
Very large
&
8.6%
7.3%
>>>>
246
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
505
Very large
&
4.0%
4.3%
>>>>
79
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
572
Very large
&
6.8%
5.7%
>>>>
92
Very High
  Rockford Area
1,625
Very large
&
16.6%
7.6%
>>>>
290
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
147
Very large
&
-6.8%
2.4%
>>>>
21
Very High
  Springfield Area
974
Very large
&
8.4%
4.7%
>>>>
160
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
690
Very large
&
9.7%
6.4%
>>>>
115
Very High
  Vermilion County
311
Very large
&
9.3%
4.9%
>>>>
52
Very High
  Will County
2,495
Very large
&
12.7%
9.1%
>>>>
429
Very High
United States
640,800
Very large
&
-4.8%
3.7%
>>>>
75,800
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.