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Cashiers operate cash registers, optical price scanners, computers or other equipment to record and accept payment for the purchase of goods, services and admissions. They are employed in stores, restaurants, theatres, recreational and sports establishments, currency exchange booths, government offices, business offices and other service, retail and wholesale establishments.
box office cashier, cafeteria cashier, grocery store cashier, office cashier, racetrack cashier, self-serve gas bar cashier, theatre cashier.
- Greet customers
- Establish or identify price of goods, services or admission and tabulate total payment required using electronic or other cash register, optical price scanner or other equipment
- Weigh produce and bulk foods
- Receive and process payments by cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit
- Wrap or place merchandise in bags
- Provide information to customers
- Assist sports spectators and theatre patrons with seat selection
- Calculate foreign currency exchange
- Calculate total payments received at end of work shift and reconcile with total sales
- May accept reservations and take-out orders
- May also stock shelves and clean check-out counter area.
Outlook & Prospects for Cashiers in Bas-Saint-Laurent Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Since the early 2000s, employment levels have been increasing slightly. Employment growth in this occupation depends primarily on trends affecting retail business. The growth of superstores and the overall increase in personal income have fostered employment in this occupation.
According to data from the 2006 Census, 83% of cashiers work in retail trade; of whom 43% work in food stores.
In the coming years, employment levels will continue to grow slightly. Openings will result from the need to replace the few workers who retire, and from job creation, but mainly they will arise from the very high turnover in this occupation. This situation is attributable to the fact that many workers are under the age of 30 (including many students) and to the challenging working conditions.
These opportunities will be available to students, other young people who meet employers' requirements and unemployed cashiers with experience. That said, only few cashiers are unemployed, despite the high turn-over. The traditional pool of candidates has been shrinking due to increasingly uncompetitive wages and the decrease in the number of young people.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Target is looking for at least 150 employees for its new store in Rimouski. Renovation work at the future store, at a cost estimated between $10M and $12M, is ongoing at Carrefour Rimouski. (available in French only)
- The Yuzu Sushi franchise will open its doors in July in Rivière-du-Loup and up to 10 jobs will be created (available in French only)
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Alimentation Coop has invested $10M in its four Rimouski businesses (available in French only)
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- In Rivière-du-Loup, the Zellers store shut down on March 30 and fifteen-some people lost their jobs (available in French only)
- Groupe Canac will open a hardware store in Rimouski by the end of the year, which would lead to the creation of 80 jobs (available in French only)
- A national park that cost $30M will open its territory to the general public on June 21 in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac; thirty-some people will be employees on duty. (available in French only)
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- In Rimouski, the Bovino-Grill restaurant opened on April 2, creating about 15 jobs (available in French only)
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