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Blue Collar

Describing an employee or occupation marked by skilled labor, especially manual labor earning an hourly wage. Examples of industries requiring blue collar workers include manufacturing, mining, and truck driving, among many others. The term is often used to describe a culture influenced by or an area populated largely with blue collar workers. Developed countries have seen a decline in blue collar occupations to developing countries, where labor is less expensive.
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SAPNA aims to boost the quality of education for the children of blue-collar workers by granting scholarships and funding vocational education opportunities for them.
The motto of the project is "no blue-collar worker's child shall be deprived of education for want of money," said Project Guide Srrinivas Vedantam.
Established in 2009, SmartLife executes programmes aimed at improving lives of the underprivileged section of society and the blue-collar workforce earning less than Dh2,500.
If you still believe that, or if you think that voluntary is only for blue-collar workers, it's time to wake up to the new world.
The gap in optimism was most evident between white-collar (38%) -- defined as professional workers in fields such as business or education -- and blue-collar workers (33%) -- defined as workers in fields such as manufacturing or the service industry.
As many as 60% of the blue-collar household respondents said that housing provided by their employer/sponsor was the most important reason for living in their current neighbourhood and 38% indicated financial reasons.
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Over the last decade, New Hampshire lost a higher percentage of blue-collar jobs from its total workforce than any other state in the country, according to a report by an online business journal.
2% from that of 2009; while that of blue-collar workers totaled NT$33,000 (US$1,064.
Indeed, little, if any recent research has examined the attitudinal and behavioral differences between white and blue-collar workers.
In our study, we assume homogeneous labor and make two separate estimations for white- and blue-collar workers without allowing for interactions between them.
By Yasmine Abu TarboushIn numerous societies white-collar jobs like doctor or engineer draw attention and respect, whereas blue-collar jobs lack this aura and are looked down upon.