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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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But men, too, are receiving different advice than they did back then, with Americans more likely to recommend a blue-collar job now than at any point in Gallup's trend.
Blue-collar workers may fall into the category of baseline customers, yet their sheer volume makes having a branch of money transfer outlet closer to them a lucrative business.
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.
But if Labour is serious in challenging the politics of protest, anger and grievance and see ing Ukip off, it must win back the hearts and minds of blue-collar workers.
Qataris (68%) and white-collar respondents (52%), however, agree more strongly that their neighbours are willing to help compared to blue-collar respondents (21%).
This two-volume collection of essays on American popular culture presents current scholarship surrounding media representations of blue-collar culture in a variety of contexts.
New Hampshire's blue-collar workforce fell nearly 8 percent between 2000 and 2010--the largest dip in the nation--according to the website 24/7 Wall St.
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.
Ahlstrom will start cooperation procedures at its plant in Karhula, Finland eliminating about 70 blue-collar and 30 white-collar employees next week.