Celebrate Blue Collar Workers!

December 8 was National Blue Collar Day when we celebrate a hardworking group of people who are the backbone of the economy and play an important role in the success of both large and small businesses.

Express Employment Professionals is proud to celebrate and put blue collar workers to work. Who are blue collar workers? They’re typically described as people who perform skilled and manual labor in industries such as agriculture, automotive services, construction, maintenance, manufacturing, transportation, or utilities. Our white paper covers Blue Collar work in the U.S. and Canada more in depth.

Express also refers to our service lines for blue collar jobs as “light industrial” or “skilled trades.”

Check out this video created by Express that gives a quick overview of typical jobs in this industry.

More about National Blue Collar Day!

Here are some facts provided by NationalToday.com as we celebrate National Blue Collar Day:

1866: The National Labor Union is established in the U.S.

1882: The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Sept. 5.

1924: The term “blue collar” is first used. The phrase is used to classify those performing  manual labor jobs and who would typically wear blue denim as part of their uniform.

2019: Todd Sohn establishes National Blue Collar Day to raise awareness about blue collar jobs and their contributions to society.

Job Outlook: Blue collar workers represent more than 80% of all Americans, and their numbers are growing.

If you need help to find a Light Industrial position, contact Express.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. If you have any questions about jobs in your area or about your job search in general, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.

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