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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"He was a white-collar worker and had office based jobs.
The different rhetorics, eligibility rules, wage structures, and implementation procedures in each of these three periods provided ample opportunity for Hopkins and his staff not only to attempt to meet the needs of the unemployed white-collar worker, but also to construct and reconstruct their understandings and public messages about those needs and about the legitimacy of meeting them.
Worldwide white-collar workers are facing issues due to structural changes in the global economy and production system.
and Canada and cuts of another 8,000 white-collar workers worldwide.
Summary: Washington [USA], May 20 (ANI): American automaker company Ford will be laying off 7,000 white-collar workers as part of their austerity measures which will help the company save around 600 million US dollars a year.
'Labours are a true asset for any state as they pour their blood and sweat in the services of their nation; there should be no discrimination between blue-collar and white-collar workers when all are contributing genuinely to the goal of nation building,' a press release said.
General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.
There is a similar gap between white-collar workers (those working in largely salaried industries) and blue-collar workers (those working in industries largely composed of hourly wage earners) -- 51% vs.
AI is even starting to replace white-collar workers. (KT File)
It was also revealed there was a 16% jump in white-collar workers seeking new roles in May and a 6% rise compared to the same time last year.
He looks at management strategies with regard to both blue-collar and white-collar workers during the entire period, as well as high-tech and other skilled knowledge workers during the past few decades.