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skilled labor

noun
1.
labor that requires special training for its satisfactory performance.
2.
the workers employed in such labor.
Origin of skilled labor
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • A commodity may be the product of skilled labor, its value may be equivalent to a product of unskilled labor skilled labor.

  • skilled labor has the right to be waited on by skilled capital.

    The Ghost in the White House Gerald Stanley Lee
  • Slavery kept out the white immigrants who might have supplied the skilled labor for industry.

    History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • Skilled capital has a right to be waited on by skilled labor.

    The Ghost in the White House Gerald Stanley Lee
  • For skilled labor the law may be regarded as elastic rather than iron.

    Women Wage-Earners Helen Campbell
  • skilled labor has a right to be waited on by skilled capital.

    The Ghost in the White House Gerald Stanley Lee
  • In other words, the second skill of skilled labor is skill in making arrangements for being believed in and believing in others.

    The Ghost in the White House Gerald Stanley Lee
  • The "hands" employed for the skilled labor are his own, and fairly proficient.

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • It is a blind alley that sooner or later leaves its followers helpless against the solid wall of skilled labor's competition.

    Child Labor in City Streets Edward Nicholas Clopper

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