Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Occupations
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- Most workers learn their skills informally on the job, working alongside more experienced workers.
- International competition and greater worker productivity will result in rapidly declining employment for most occupations; upholsterers and laundry and dry-cleaning workers, however, are expected to experience some employment growth.
- The need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation for other reasons will lead to numerous job openings.
- Earnings of most workers are relatively low. ...