blue-collar worker

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blue-collar worker

American synonym for a manual worker. The contradistinction involved is with WHITE-COLLAR WORKER.
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Recommendations for these jobs have not diminished since, with 12% in 2017 advising young men to take a blue-collar job -- the highest in Gallup's trend.
Hardest hit were blue-collar job holders, service workers and those in sales.
Those who fail can repeat a year or try to find a low-paying, blue-collar job.
if you have more of a blue-collar job, we think that is somehow less worthy of respect."
The new requirements are intended to ensure that no work permit will be issued to construction workers, cashiers, janitors, carpenters, and other blue-collar jobs.
The thinking behind this is that, equipped with artisan and other skills, these young people can either more easily get blue-collar jobs or set up their own technical workshops.
Japan has recently amended its immigration laws paving the way for blue-collar jobs for certain countries.
In fact, many blue-collar jobs pay equal to or better than their white-collar counterparts.
By conventional wisdom, though blue-collar jobs involved more laborious work, they were paid less than their white-collar counterparts.
Thiruvananthapuram: Many in Kerala look down upon blue-collar jobs even though thousands of Keralites do such jobs abroad and elsewhere in India.