U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Excludes "Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products" (13-1021) and "Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products" (13-1022).
Illustrative examples: Radio Time Buyer,
Equipment, Supplies, and Tools Purchasing Agent
Broad Occupation: 13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
Minor Group: 13-1000 Business Operations Specialists
Major Group: 13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010