white-collar worker

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white-collar worker

a nonmanual employee. The term is mainly applied to those who occupy relatively routine posts in the lower sectors of nonmanual employment. A focus on differences in dress between nonmanual and manual workers reflects historical underlying differences in STATUS and WORK SITUATION, as well as MARKET SITUATION, between the two types of workers. See also MANUAL AND NONMANUAL LABOUR, MIDDLE CLASSES.
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The son of a father with a blue-collar and agricultural or elementary occupations had, respectively, only a 20% and 15% chance of obtaining a white-collar job in 1998.
White-collar job growth has propelled the economic recovery in New York City, with professional and business services employers creating more than 8,700 positions in the past year.
The Local Government Association said more blue-collar jobs have been lost in the past year, but white-collar job losses were rising at a faster rate.
The rules governing caste are brutally simple: If you are born into the priestly caste, that or some other white-collar job is what you do.
On the other hand, the one white-collar job dominated by private industry, sales, paid on average less than half of what professional and technical jobs paid in the public sector.
Popular stand-up comedian George Lopez (Real Women Have Curves, Bread & Roses) made his television debut in this family comedy as George, an assembly line worker who brings a blue-collar outlook and laughs to a white-collar job when he's promoted to manage a Los Angeles airplane parts factory.
The kind of curriculum we need is more of functional one which talks about entrepreneurship rather than white-collar job,' he said,
They address the role of education, the need to integrate the internet and data into mainstream work to innovate jobs, the use of technology to match employers and workers, and the need to transition to a world without a hierarchy based on blue-collar or white-collar job categories.
The kids of these people, have completed their studies with graduation and post graduation or MBA and they want to go for some white-collar job and they don't want to come into cutting and polishing.
Economic growth has not yet resulted in a huge number of new jobs in New Jersey, yet we did see some white-collar job creation in 2004.
Around half the job cuts elsewhere announced yesterday have been made already, Mr Yurko said, adding the white-collar job losses involved would take longer to implement.
Concealment was also more common among family members with at least some college education and a white-collar job than those with no college and a blue-collar job.