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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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As a pioneering HR tech company, FastJobs has championed the blue-collar worker, also regarded as the "forgotten, unsung heroes." San said, "They are the backbone of the economy, and it is only fitting that we make it easier for them to find jobs that match their skills and which meet the needs of employers.
An e-platform Smart Labour - that has over 50,000 blue-collar workers registered on it - is now using SMILE strategy to help workers deal with challenges in a positive way.
Though white-collar workers fare better than their blue-collar colleagues in terms of wages and work environment, they suffer from job insecurity, lack of social protection, and long working hours (without the benefit of overtime pay).
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Abdul Muttaleb Al Jaedi, managing director and chief executive officer, Union Insurance Company, said: "Helping the blue-collar segment connect with their loved ones in case of a crisis, is a further testament to our commitment to deliver customer-centric innovative insurance solutions that offers more than protection to our customers."
Commenting on the launch of the new product Kamal Deep Chhabra, President, Life, Bancassurance & Personal Lines at Union Insurance, said: "We launched this product after our in-depth market research revealed that many members of the blue-collar segment find it difficult to afford plane tickets in case of an emergency."
The report also said other blue-collar industries, such as construction and security, are offering bonuses to new employees.
Backed by the Foundation Holdings, Right Health will give blue-collar workers, including construction workers, easy access to affordable healthcare.