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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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The five-month initiative helps blue-collar workers read and speak good English not only to boost their confidence but also to help further their career and improve their communication skills.
Again, Torlina looks, not to condemn, but merely to explain why it is that society views blue-collar workers in a different light than blue-collar workers view themselves.
Bin Surour added that this was only the first phase of the initiative, which plans to reach out to as many blue-collar workers in Dubai as possible.
This is what a selfless gesture of Indian blue-collar workers has shown us in Dubai.
The prospective domestic help and blue-collar workers can now directly collect the employment visas from the consulate by submitting a reference number he/she receives from the employer in the UAE.
White-collar workers (71%) are less likely than blue-collar workers (82%) to say AI adoption will result in a net job loss.
Dwindling pool of blue-collar workers is hurting manufacturing, but more college graduates lack skills to support move to service economy
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.
His results revealed that high-skilled blue-collar workers, such as those in construction trades and mechanics, were actually the highest daily users of maths, while those in lower paid white collar roles such as clerks and sales workers used it the least, News.
Events such as this will also help to give Qatar's blue-collar workers a sense of identity.
The result was the separation between blue-collar workers and liberal Democrats that Republicans have since exploited.
2% from that of 2009; while that of blue-collar workers totaled NT$33,000 (US$1,064.