According to recently revised estimates of the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of wholesale and retail buyers is projected to grow about as fast as average for all careers through 2024. The employment of buyers is, to some extent, tied to the health and growth of the national and international economy. Regardless, even¬†during periods of slow economic growth, workers will continue to be needed to buy goods and services for business operations or for resale to customers. In addition, buyers and purchasing agents often play an important role in controlling costs for an organization.  ¬†

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