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Synonyms for blue-collar

of or designating manual industrial work or workers

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of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers

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We want to ensure that the blue-collar customers are assured that they can remit money securely, with complete traceability and a guarantee that it will reach the intended recipients safely and on time," he added.
While blue-collar fields remained fairly low in recommendations throughout the 1980s and 1990s, jobs in these sectors took on new popularity at the dawn of the new millennium, with 7% suggesting them to young men in 2001.
Sutton and her colleagues from the University of Texas, Austin--Department of Sociology graduate student Amanda Bosky and professor of sociology Chandra Muller--found that high-school training in blue-collar communities reduces both men's and women's odds of enrolling in a four-year college, but leads to different outcomes for males and females when they look for jobs.
This increase in number can be attributed to the fact that more blue-collar workers now get their salaries credited to their account on time.
Torlina definitely has added a new perspective to the ongoing conversation about blue-collar vs.
Vedantam said the ultimate goal is to ensure "the child of a blue-collar worker must never end up a blue-collar worker -- they must be white-collar professionals.
Many blue-collar employers hire unskilled and low-skilled workers to perform simple tasks such as cleaning, maintenance and assembly line work etc.
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.
I want to raise the level of what I call blue-collar work with .
It was expressed most notably by the largely college-educated antiwar protestors who called blue-collar policemen pigs and justified their avoidance of the draft with words like the title of a Monthly article, "let those hill-billies go get shot.
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.
Blue-collar pop culture; from NASCAR to Jersey Shore; 2v.
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.