Workforce Atlas Job Spotlight: Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 26, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips

Workforce Atlas Job Spotlight

In 2017 Pearson, founding partner of Project Literacy, joined forces with ProLiteracy to develop Workforce Atlas, an online career pathways platform that assesses adults’ literacy, numeracy, workplace skills, and interests.

Workforce Atlas provides information about the job description, duties, skills, education level, and reading and math requirements needed to succeed in your career of interest. Once users complete literacy, numeracy, and interest assessments they are directed to recommended occupations, online resources, and local providers that can help them achieve their professional, academic, and personal aspirations.

Workforce Atlas offers a multitude of different career options that are personalized to increase overall effectiveness during the job search. A preview of the information offered on Workforce Atlas about shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks is highlighted below:


Clerks take in and send out shipments, keep records, make sure shipments are correct, get items ready to send out, unpack items that come in, and address, stamp, and send items.

Things You Would Do In This Job

  • Keep records on shipments. Keep track of how much they weigh and how much space they fill. Keep track of charges. Note any problems.
  • Make sure shipments include the right items. Compare to records, forms, and orders.
  • Talk to or write to buyers to solve shipping problems. Deal with broken or missing items, and more.

Skills You Would Need for This Occupation

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Equipment Upkeep and Repair
  • Reading and Writing

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Percentage of People Who Work in This Occupation

Did Not Finish High School:

Percentage: 9.69%

High School Diploma or GED:

Percentage: 79.60%

Post-High School Certificate:

Percentage: 5.11%

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