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Weekly Career Profile: Fast Food Workers

By February 6, 2013

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High school and college students looking for work usually seek jobs that have flexible schedules. They need to work when they aren't in classes and in jobs that require few skills. Fast food restaurants usually offer opportunities that fit the bill. Fast food workers receive short term on-the job training. They take orders from customers, assemble some items and collect payment. They keep dining areas clean by clearing tables, emptying garbage cans, sweeping, and mopping or vacuuming floors. While job growth in this field will only be as fast as the average for all occupations through 2020, high turnover will create many job openings (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition).

You can learn more about this occupation by reading Fast Food Workers: Career Information. If you're wondering if you would like working in this job, talk to someone who is currently doing it.

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