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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Children whose mothers were in agriculture and blue-collar jobs reduced the probability of receiving the 3 doses of DPT by 8% (p<0.
Second, this cluster separates a small number of low-skill and low-wage food service jobs from other low-wage blue-collar jobs, adding complexity without providing much additional insight into the fundamental structure of jobs.
The disappearance of blue-collar jobs, Fitch argues, is a measure of the success of a prolonged campaign to rid the city of industrial employment, a campaign that was, as he titles his book, The Assassination of New York.
Blue-Collar Job Recommendations on the Rise for Men
What I would like to read more of are articles not just on the corporate effects of outsourcing but on what I believe to be the even larger problem of blue-collar job pilfering by illegal Mexican workers.
Newspapers even proved more adept at guerrilla tactics, as Monster discovered when it readied to launch a blue-collar job board in Cincinnati only to find The Cincinnati Enquirer was there first -- with all the choice domain names.
When Yvonne Banks approached retirement three ears ago, she had no preconceived financial plan to facilitate a transition from her blue-collar job to a cushy retirement.
Drinking coffee and working at a blue-collar job could be two strikes against someone fighting the leading cause of death in the United States.
Those who fail can repeat a year or try to find a low-paying, blue-collar job.
But Mr Ford said it dovetailed with Ford's turnaround plan, which calls for the closing of at least two US assembly plants and two part plants, along with thousands of blue-collar job cuts, as part of an effort to return to profitability after multibillion-dollar losses over the past two years.
In addition to preparing a relaunch of its jobs vertical site that will include a better way to match job seeker and employer, the paper is running house ads to promote itself to blue-collar job seekers, the same ones Monster is targeting.
Hardest hit were blue-collar job holders, service workers and those in sales.