blue-collar worker

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Is a worker engaged in manual work, who by tradition wore blue overalls to a job in a factory. Blue-collar workers can be unskilled, semi-skilled, or skilled but they have in common their experience of working with their hands in an industrial enterprise. Blue-collar workers once formed the core of the traditional working class, but they have declined sharply as a percentage of the workforce as a result of the shift towards service-based employment.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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