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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 aim of these workshops - that began in May - is to bring happiness and positivity training to the blue-collar workers in the UAE.
Historically, trade unions have mobilised blue-collar workers.
"Now, with so many people attaining a conventional higher education, companies are having a harder time finding blue-collar workers than white-collar workers.
"At Right Health, we focus on providing quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare to blue-collar workers - a previously underserved community - while maintaining operational excellence," she added.
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During this same period, blue-collar jobs -- including industrial, trade and construction jobs -- received few if any mentions.
Blue-collar training without a strong college-preparatory focus leads to blue-collar jobs for men, but penalizes women in the labor market, indicates lead author April Sutton, postdoctoral fellow at the Population Center.
This is because blue-collar workers are now getting their full salaries credited to their accounts on time," said Anand Jakati, manager Al Mana Exchange.
What comes to mind when you think of blue-collar workers?
According to Nick Lowles of the anti-racism pressure group, 'Hope not Hate' the typical Ukip voter is made up of blue-collar working households, of which 'blue-collar strivers' and 'ageing council estate tenants' are most dominant.
One of the methodologies that can be implemented with a "blue-collar academic track" is to have students have the option of entering a program that allows the student to feel out various coursework on topics in their field of choice and then allowing them to choose either an administrative or "hands-on" track or perhaps both.