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Adj.1.wage-earning - working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"
blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers
2.wage-earning - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborerswage-earning - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
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It revolves around four general axes: the creation of new wage-earning jobs in all sectors, the development of entrepreneurship and creation of micro-enterprises with promoters' guidance to ensure sustainability of the jobs created, support to ailing companies and preservation of existing jobs, as well as an active accompaniment of job applicants and development of their employability.
Working girls in the West; representations of wage-earning women.
Yoffie said "stressed-out, sleep-deprived families" can benefit from abstaining from wage-earning work and reflecting on life.
The Maine Education Association (MEA) supports the law, but is concerned that averages are based on a family configuration of two wage-earning parents with two children.
Some have cost big fees and never played (Balaban springs to mind) but this bloke cost a fortune in the first place and had six good wage-earning years.
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The lowest wage-earning group was Food Preparation and Serving at $9.
Of course, in some closely held corporations, the wage-earning shareholders have substantial discretion in determining their own salaries.
Wage-earning mothers of the Progressive-era United States shared a very pressing concern: securing care for their young children during their working hours.