Grocery clerks ensure that our local grocery stores and supermarkets are well-stocked and organized. These essential workers are contributors and organizers who create a clean, friendly and safe shopping environment so we’re able to get the food we need to stay nourished.
They work as part of a team to stock and restock shelves and displays. Grocery clerks are also usually the initial point of contact with customers, helping them locate items in the store. They also may help out cashiers during busy times by assisting in the check-out and bagging process. They need to have excellent customer service skills, sharp memories, and be detailed and organized.
Many employers require clerks to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED, and they usually provide on-the-job training. They need to be able to lift heavy objects, operate equipment like hand-held scanners, and have computer and inventory skills. Job growth is low (-1% by 2029), but as grocery clerks are often promoted to other positions, entry-level positions should continue to open up.