Goods Layer

Lay out cloths in preparation for sewing into continuous strips.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Goods Layers do?

Lays out cloth in preparation for sewing into continuous strips: Cuts bands from bale with wire snips and removes burlap wrapping. Stacks folded cloth on floor or handtruck with ends exposed to facilitate sewing. Records lot numbers and total yardage of cloth laid out on work ticket.


Should I be a Goods Layer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Board Layer, Core Layer, Plywood, Layer-Off

    How to become a Goods Layer

    Most Goods Layers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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