Here you can find the list of different collar jobs and their meaning. It will help students grasping the meaning of these terms often found in various newspapers and magazines.
Black Collar Worker: It is used to refer to workers in the mining or the oil industry or sometimes also used to refer to people who are involved in black marketing activities.
Blue Collar Worker: This term is referred to a member of the working class, who performs manual labour and earns and hourly wage.
Gold Collar Worker: Refers to highly-skilled knowledgeable people such as doctors, lawyers, scientists and also young, low wage workers who also get parental support.
Gray Collar Worker: Refers to those who work beyond the age of retirement. For example, health care professionals, IT professionals.
Green Collar Worker: People employed in alternate energy sources like, World Wide Fund for nature, Greenpeace and Solar panels.
Open Collar Worker: Refers to a worker who works from home, via Internet.
Pink Collar Worker: refers to those workers who are employed in low-paid jobs like librarian, receptionist.
Scarlet Collar Worker: refers to people who work in the pornography industry.
White Collar Worker: is a salaried professional, refers to office workers and management in general sense.