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blue-collar

a blue-collar worker is someone who does physical work, often in a factory (always before noun) Blue collar workers in the factories and shipyards were demanding wage increases. They are hoping the new factory will create many more blue collar jobs. (= jobs for blue collar workers)
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Vedantam said the ultimate goal is to ensure "the child of a blue-collar worker must never end up a blue-collar worker -- they must be white-collar professionals.
He urged expats to devote time for meeting blue-collar workers' kids during their vacation and add value to their trip home.
With the exception of the Americas, white-collar workers in every region were more confident about the local job market than their blue-collar counterparts.
Qataris (68%) and white-collar respondents (52%), however, agree more strongly that their neighbours are willing to help compared to blue-collar respondents (21%).
This two-volume collection of essays on American popular culture presents current scholarship surrounding media representations of blue-collar culture in a variety of contexts.
New Hampshire's blue-collar workforce fell nearly 8 percent between 2000 and 2010--the largest dip in the nation--according to the website 24/7 Wall St.
Generally white-collar employees in Taiwan work in management, administrative or higher technical-oriented jobs, with blue-collars mainly in clerical, production line operation, retail, assistance etc.
Drawing on this discussion, we use regression analysis comparing the white and blue-collar samples to test a set of hypotheses regarding the relationships between dispositional affectivity and certain work attitudes and behaviors.
Because we concentrate on the demand for white- and blue-collar workers, we select two subsamples of firms that hire at least one of these two types of workers.
Ahlstrom will start cooperation procedures at its plant in Karhula, Finland eliminating about 70 blue-collar and 30 white-collar employees next week.
Many blue-collar jobs now require as much intensive technical training, offer greater pay, stability and satisfaction.
Meanwhile, a separate study published today shows factory and other blue-collar workers have been hit harder than white-collar staff by rising levels of unemployment.
The Blue-Collar Resume and Job Hunting Guide: Secrets to Getting and Keeping the Job You Really Want considers the pros and cons of today's 'new' blue collar jobs and workers, uses a 10-step process to emphasize the job search options for both short- and long-term employment goals, and adds resume and letter examples from four professional resume writers.
WASHINGTON -- Significantly fewer white-collar workers than blue-collar workers are smokers, according to National Health Interview Survey data from more than 140,000 respondents.
I'M glad that Jack McConnell is taking the lead by addressing the issue of the shortage of blue-collar workers.