Definition of green-collar in English:



  • Denoting or relating to employment concerned with products and services designed to improve the quality of the environment.

    ‘green-collar jobs’
    • ‘There is also the chance to create tens of thousands of new green collar jobs.’
    • ‘President Obama has set aside more than $90 billion in the new stimulus bill to create what are being called green collar jobs.’
    • ‘On page 135, the budget claimed the number of green collar jobs would increase by 400,000 by 2015.’
    • ‘The green technology and green collar jobs will rescue the labor market.’
    • ‘She has been out there with a $50 billion project for green collar jobs.’
    • ‘A key part of the plan is to create an environmentally "green collar jobs."’
    • ‘Well, during last night's democratic debate, we heard the candidates talk about their plan, some included what they called green-collar jobs.’
    • ‘Beagle/blue heeler female mix wearing a green collar named Lady.’
    • ‘I think we can create at least 5 million green-collar jobs.’
    • ‘Now, green collars jobs are jobs you probably heard about in the blue collar world.’
    • ‘President Obama has talked about his green-collar jobs, possibly five million of them.’
    • ‘The much-touted green collar jobs program would put people to work.’
    • ‘Many of the new green-collar jobs will be taken by blue-collar construction workers.’
    • ‘We also hear on the campaign trail some of the candidates talking about green collar jobs.’
    • ‘Participants presented before House and Senate subcommittees and held a forum on "green collar jobs" with national environmental groups.’
    • ‘We're going to find out what he says about green collar jobs.’
    • ‘No businesses here even tried to capitalise on the frog with the oversized white eyes and lime green collar.’
    • ‘A narrative that claims we will replace all of the lost blue-collar jobs with new green-collar jobs plays much better.’
    • ‘If you want a green collar job, make sure to look at what areas exists in your area.’
    • ‘That's why I want to put money into clean energy jobs, green-collar jobs.’


On the pattern of white-collar and blue-collar.