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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

99610 Sales Clerk

Sells a variety of inexpensive merchandise usually in a retail trade establishment, for which a knowledge of the items sold is not a primary requirement. Stocks shelves, counters, or tables with merchandise. Sets up advertising displays or arranges merchandise on counters or tables to promote sales. Stamps, marks, or tags price on merchandise. Obtains merchandise requested by customer or receives merchandise selected by customer. Totals price and tax on merchandise selected by customer, using paper and pencil, cash register, or adding machine, to determine bill; receives payment, and makes change. Occasionally calculates sales discount in determining sales slip. Wraps or bags merchandise for customers. Cleans shelves, counter, or tables, as necessary. May keep record of sales, prepare inventory of stock, or order merchandise. May be designated according to product sold or type of store.