Machine Feeders and Offbearers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
111300
100424
Machine Feeders and Offbearers

Machine Feeders and Offbearers - 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

About one-quarter of helpers spend most of their time feeding materials into machines.

Major employers:

  • Temporary worker supply agencies
  • Commercial printing and business forms companies
  • Paper product manufacturers
  • Animal processing companies

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be steady. Demand depends on growth in the manufacturing industry. 

Since this is a very large occupation that has a high turnover rate, there will be many job opportunities. Many workers will leave this occupation to retire or find other work.

Production Helpers (CIS 100424)

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Illinois
17,897
Very large
&
11.8%
5.8%
>>>>
2,997
Very High
  Champaign Area
253
Large
&
9.5%
7.0%
>>>>
41
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
540
Very large
&
9.8%
5.0%
>>>>
87
Very High
  Cook County
7,037
Very large
&
14.4%
5.6%
>>>>
1,212
Very High
  Decatur Area
263
Very large
&
9.5%
7.0%
>>>>
43
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
1,161
Very large
&
19.1%
9.7%
>>>>
209
Very High
  Du Page County
1,864
Very large
&
13.1%
5.4%
>>>>
317
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
377
Very large
&
-9.0%
5.1%
>>>>
49
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
138
Large
&
3.6%
7.0%
>>>>
20
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
276
Very large
&
6.2%
5.2%
>>>>
43
Very High
  Lake County
1,302
Very large
&
12.9%
8.6%
>>>>
221
Very High
  McHenry County
354
Very large
&
16.1%
6.8%
>>>>
62
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
290
Very large
&
15.5%
6.8%
>>>>
51
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
514
Very large
&
8.4%
3.6%
>>>>
83
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
541
Large
&
15.9%
7.3%
>>>>
94
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
251
Very large
&
10.8%
4.3%
>>>>
41
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
277
Very large
&
10.1%
5.7%
>>>>
46
Very High
  Rockford Area
792
Very large
&
12.4%
7.6%
>>>>
134
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
183
Very large
&
2.2%
2.4%
>>>>
29
Very High
  Springfield Area
290
Large
&
13.4%
4.7%
>>>>
51
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
336
Large
&
4.8%
6.4%
>>>>
51
Very High
  Vermilion County
142
Very large
&
13.4%
4.9%
>>>>
24
Very High
  Will County
729
Very large
&
17.0%
9.1%
>>>>
129
Very High
United States
367,100
Large
&
5.7%
3.7%
>>>>
51,100
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.