Career Outlook for Food Preparation Workers

Also known as:  Deli Clerk, Deli Slicer, Food Preparer, Fruit and Vegetable Parer, Salad Maker, Sandwich Maker
The overall job outlook for Food Preparation Worker careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 7.07 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.18 percent per year. Demand for Food Preparation Workers is expected to go up, with an expected 126,950 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.98 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Food Preparation Workers in the following states
California 99,760
New York 72,970
Florida 53,520
Texas 41,280
Pennsylvania 38,650
Illinois 37,340
Louisiana 30,240
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Food Preparation Workers
Virgin Islands 410
Guam 910
Delaware 1,600
Wyoming 1,670
Vermont 1,700
North Dakota 2,040
Alaska 2,760