white-collar worker

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white-collar worker

A professional whose work responsibilities do not include manual labor (i.e., like that of a so-called blue-collar worker). The name comes from the formal dress typically worn by such workers. One of the problems is that we have too many white-collar workers, when what we need are more highly skilled blue-collar workers.
See also: worker
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