What Does a Loss Prevention Associate Do?


What Does a Loss Prevention Associate Do?
Loss prevention associates perform a range of crucial functions in the retail environment.

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Kelsey Seidler • March 1, 2017

What does a loss prevention associate do?
Loss prevention—also known as asset protection—is an ever-broadening, ever-growing field that has a lot to offer an entry-level job seeker. According to the Loss Prevention Foundation, the industry’s “wide spectrum of career options and tremendous potential for professional growth” make the job a rare find in today’s labor market. And the projected job growth—5 to 8 percent between 2014 and 2024—is on par with other industries, according to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). It’s worth a closer look. But just what does a loss prevention associate do, anyway?

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