Skilled Labor


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Skilled Labor

 

labor requiring specialized preparatory training of the worker, as well as the experiences, ability, and knowledge necessary to fulfill specific kinds of work. Unlike unskilled (simple) labor, skilled labor is complex: one hour of skilled labor is equivalent to several hours of simple labor. In accordance with this, skilled labor is paid at a higher rate than unskilled.

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Talking to a private news channel on Thursday, Director General Labor and Manpower Saeed Ahmad said that the purpose of this initiative is to produce enough skilled labor force for CPEC project which will pass through the province.
Furthermore, our results indicate that the productive contribution of skilled labor is significantly higher in firms that import foreign capital.
Labor in textile can be divided into two categories of skilled labor and unskilled labor.
He found that this outsourcing could cause the wage of low skilled labor in North to fall below that in South.
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Also impacting this industry is a decrease in qualified skilled labor which is putting the squeeze on smaller regional companies who may have a harder time recruiting and training workers.
On the labor front, only 17 percent of builders complained about acute shortages of skilled labor, and only 10 percent said specialty trade contractors were in serious short supply In 2000, 30 percent of the companies reported critical shortages of skilled labor, and only 3 percent said there was no shortage (that proportion is now up to one-fourth).
We think of the IT revolution as having been initiated in the mid-1970s; the defining event was that the relative price of new capital, which is complementary to skilled labor, fell significantly.
This installation typically requires only a few hours to complete, uses lower skilled labor, and saves valuable construction time during plant upgrades.
While she rejects the argument that industrialization caused such behavior - the family had always been a site of male violence and sexual conflict - she acknowledges that given the centrality of skilled labor to ideas of masculinity the increased use of cheap female and child labor in workshops and factories greatly exacerbated it.
Adapted from the sector-specific factor trade model [Neary, 1978], the model presented in this paper makes a distinction between a high value-added sector that uses skilled labor and a low value-added sector that uses unskilled labor.
Addressing skilled labor needs and technological advancements are not new concerns, but they continue as top-of-mind issues among firms serious about their competitiveness and future viability.