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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 Lanaudière 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 Lanaudière region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
The majority of job openings will arise from employee turnover, which is high in this occupation, and job creation, boosted by demographic growth. Experienced employees, young workers and people who want to gain work experience will make up the labour pool for this occupation. There is also a high percentage of part-time workers. The level of employment has been on an upward swing for several years. Several factors encourage employment growth for cashiers, including consumer spending and trends, technological changes and e-commerce. Given these factors, this trend should continue during the 2012-2014 period, but at a slightly slower pace than the average.
According to the 2006 census data, these workers are employed mainly in retail trade and accommodation and food services.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The Target store chain is currently in a hiring period for its future establishment in the Joliette region with an opening scheduled for fall 2013 (available in French only)
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The new IGA Crevier grocery store in Terrebonne opened on April 17. The store required a $10M investment; 50 new jobs will be added to the 70 existing ones. (available in French only)
- The Repentigny arena is being renovated thanks to an investment of over $7M. Benches and new lighting will be installed and the exterior of the building will be redone. A goalkeepers school, restaurants and a gym will be part of the facility. (available in French only)
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- The A&W fast food chain has begun construction of a new store in Berthierville. The new establishment will require an investment of $2.4M and will create 30 new jobs when it opens in June 2013. (available in French only)
- A new IGA Extra supermarket recently opened in Saint-Sauveur following an investment of $6M. The arrival of this new business has created over 100 jobs. (available in French only)
- A new IGA Extra supermarket will be opening in mid-April in Galeries Laval in Laval. Construction cost $12M. This investment will create 160 new jobs, approximately one-third of which will be full time. (available in French only)
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
- An expansion at the Pinard Ford dealership in Sainte-Julienne will triple the area of its facilities (available in French only)
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