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Home Furnishings Industry Overview: Home furnishings stores typically offer fashionable products such as rugs, paintings, kitchen appliances, and specialized decor furniture. Job hopefuls benefit from experience with interior design and sales abilities. Applicants usually must stand at least 18 years old to gain employment. Some employers may prefer to hire candidates high school educations, while higher-level management workers frequently need to hold degrees in interior design or related fields.
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Positions and Salaries: Retail salespersons offer assistance to customers, often making suggestions for the most ideal purchases. Cashiers process payments and sometimes share duties interchangeably with retail salespersons. Stock clerks arrange displays, sort items, and take inventory. Truck drivers transport the products from warehouses to stores. Drivers usually assist stock clerks in unloading items into each store. Retail managers supervise all operations and answer more difficult customer questions. The median pay for merchandise stockers stands at roughly $10.50 per hour. Retail sales employees and truck drivers earn approximately $11.50 hourly. The median pay for retail managers holds at $44,000 annually.
Industry Outlook: Job opportunities experience a growth of roughly 7.6% by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Large sales events such as Labor Day weekend and Black Friday drive up sales in the field, and as the housing market continues to recover, people desire new fixtures for new or renovated homes. With almost 26,000 businesses and over 300,000 employees, the home furnishings industry shows great promise as a field for qualified entry-level job seekers.