Also known as Stevedore, Wharf Labourer.
Transfers cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.
Occupations in the Freight and Furniture Handlers group include Freight Handler (Rail or Road), Truck Driver's Offsider and Waterside Worker.
There are currently 3,800 Freight and Furniture Handlers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.
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