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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 Windsor-Sarnia 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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In the Windsor-Sarnia economic region, the employment prospects for cashiers are expected to be average for the period 2012-2013. This is one of the largest occupations in the region with a labour force of about 7,500 at the time of the 2006 census.
In Ontario, the outlook for cashiers is expected to be average for the period 2012-2013. At the time of the 2006 census, this was the fourth largest occupation in Ontario with a labour force of almost 121,000. More than half of those employed were youth between the ages of 15 and 24.
Demand for cashiers is driven by consumer spending mainly in the retail trade sector, which employs close to three quarters of these workers according to the 2006 census. Job opportunities are usually available year-round but are better in the peak shopping seasons: during the summer and at the end of the calendar year. This occupation experiences high turnover. The majority of job openings will stem from the need to replace workers who leave for other positions. The prevalence of part-time cashiering positions, the seasonal tendency and low skill requirements are favourable to many younger workers while they prepare for other careers. The use of `self serve' checkouts in some of the larger retail outlets, may temper job growth in this occupation.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- ARADA Systems Inc., a wireless communication company, is opening a research and development office in Windsor and is expected to hire 20 engineers with the potential to grow to more than 50 within the year
- Caesars Windsor has laid off thirty full-time and eight part-time employees in the food and beverage, culinary and resort operations departments
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- The LCBO opened two stores in Windsor and Kingsville in March
- Zellers at the County Fair Mall in Leamington will be closed at the end of March
Week of Mar 04 – Mar 08, 2013
- Target Corp. is hiring up to 200 employees for its store in Chatham’s Thames-Lea Plaza, scheduled to open in the summer. The company plans to open another 21 locations across Ontario.
- YAYA’s Flame Broiled Chicken is setting up two locations in Windsor-Essex County
- Eggsmart is opening a location in Windsor on Jefferson Blvd
- Four of The Bargain! Shop stores have closed in Sarnia, Corunna and Chatham, affecting 40 jobs
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