Other Service Support and Related Workers

(NOC 6741, 6742)

in All Sales and Service

Dry cleaning and laundry machine operators operate machines to dry-clean or launder garments and other articles. Dry cleaning and laundry inspectors and assemblers check finished garments and other articles to ensure that they meet required standards for dry-cleaning, laundering and pressing, and assemble and bag finished garments and other articles. Other workers iron, press or otherwise finish garments and household articles. They are employed in dry cleaning, laundry and fur cleaning establishments, and in the laundries of hotels, hospitals and other institutions. This grouping also includes other service support jobs, not elsewhere classified, primarily concerned with the provision of services. They are employed by a wide range of establishments, or may be self-employed.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Decline employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 85 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2016

Compared to: All Sales and Service

  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 5260 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2016

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a fairly large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities occur fairly regularly. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline moderately over the next few years, which will likely limit the number of new opportunities available. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Service Support and Related Workers may either be working full-time or part-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs may either be permanent or temporary positions, as both are common.

The median employment income for 37% of Other Service Support and Related Workers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $32,411. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$11.55

Minimum

$12.57

Median

$16.23

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,616

Minimum

$19,367

Median

$36,745

Maximum

Compared to: All Sales and Service

Hourly Pay

$11.55

Minimum

$12.50

Median

$21.17

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,949

Minimum

$16,629

Median

$45,086

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Dry cleaning and laundry machine operators operate machines to dry-clean or launder garments and other articles. Dry cleaning and laundry inspectors and assemblers check finished garments and other articles to ensure that they meet required standards for dry-cleaning, laundering and pressing, and assemble and bag finished garments and other articles. Other workers iron, press or otherwise finish garments and household articles. They are employed in dry cleaning, laundry and fur cleaning establishments, and in the laundries of hotels, hospitals and other institutions.

This grouping also includes other service support jobs, not elsewhere classified, primarily concerned with the provision of services. They are employed by a wide range of establishments, or may be self-employed.

Job duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some dry cleaning, laundry, and related workers:

  • Operate dry cleaning machines and washing machines to clean dresses, suits, coats, sweaters and other garments, draperies, cushion covers, sheets, blankets, towels, and other articles.
  • Check finished garments and other articles to ensure that they are properly dry-cleaned or laundered and record damaged or improperly dry-cleaned or laundered garments and other articles.
  • Operate finishing equipment such as steam pressers, and use hand irons to finish pants, jackets, shirts, and other dry-cleaned or laundered articles.
  • Assemble and bag finished garments and other articles.
  • Match invoices with tags on garments or other articles. // Workers in this group may specialize in finishing suede, leather, fur and delicate articles.

The following is a summary of main duties for some other service support workers:

  • Beauty salon attendants shampoo, condition and dry customers' hair, assist hair stylists as directed and keep work areas clean.
  • Door attendants assist persons entering or leaving residential buildings, theatres and similar establishments and may hail taxis and assist with parcels.
  • Funeral home attendants drive hearses, arrange lights and floral displays, escort mourners, act as pallbearers and clean funeral parlours and chapels.
  • Laundromat attendants replenish vending machines, provide change, explain operation of machines to customers, clean the laundromat and arrange for the repair of broken machines and may wash, dry and fold laundry for customers; may operate dry cleaning machines for customers.
  • Parking lot attendants and car jockeys collect parking fees, issue ticket stubs, direct customers to parking spaces and park cars.
  • Ticket takers and ushers collect admission tickets or passes from patrons at entertainment events and direct patrons to their seats.
  • Other related elemental workers in this group perform services specific to the establishments in which their jobs are found.

Sample job titles

  • beauty salon attendant
  • butler
  • dry cleaner
  • funeral home attendant
  • garage attendant
  • laundry helper
  • laundry worker
  • movie usher
  • parking lot attendant
  • toll booth attendant
  • valet

Skills

To work in these jobs, you should have the ability to perform routine, repetitive work and remain mentally alert. You must also be able to work well with others and have good customer service skills. You should enjoy operating machines and taking a methodical approach to their work.

Job requirements

  • Some high school education is required for some positions within this group.
  • On-the-job training is usually provided.
  • A valid driver's licence is required for some jobs in this group.

Other considerations

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training and experience.

Workers are often expected to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

By the numbers

Quick look

1,060

employed in 2016

55.4%

employed full-time

1.9%

self employed

51.1%
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48.9%
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49.2

median age

Compared to: All Sales and Service

102,605

employed in 2016

59.4%

employed full-time

6.2%

self employed

60.1%
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39.9%
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37

median age

Where will I likely work?

49.6%

Halifax

16.2%

Northern

13.2%

Annapolis Valley

12.4%

Cape Breton

8.6%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

21.8%

Health Care and Social Assistance

20.9%

Other Services

17.1%

Information, Culture & Recreation

11.4%

Accommodation and Food Services

6.2%

Retail Trade

What is the age of Employment?

24.7%

15-24

18.2%

55-64

17.6%

45-54

13.5%

25-34

13.5%

35-44

10.6%

65+

Compared to: All Sales and Service

35.7%

25-34

28.6%

35-44

21.4%

55-64

Top levels of education

44.7%

High school

$24,804 median annual income
20.4%

Less than high school

$23,066 median annual income
14.9%

College certificate or diploma

$29,400 median annual income
8.6%

Bachelor's degree

$25,545 median annual income
7.8%

Trades certificate

$32,899 median annual income

Compared to: All Sales and Service

40.4%

High school

$12,982 median annual income
19.9%

College certificate or diploma

$19,514 median annual income
18.8%

Less than high school

$9,486 median annual income
10.0%

Bachelor's degree

$20,807 median annual income
8.0%

Trades certificate

$18,797 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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Additional resources

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