About 50 million Americans work in these white-collar office jobs.
More regular surveys are being conducted of business corporations, resulting in greater exposure of fraud and white-collar crime.
The auto maker has already cut executive bonuses and is eliminating 5,000 white-collar jobs.
It would usually be packed with white-collar workers from nearby office buildings.
Buyers are largely under-30 and have white-collar jobs in such areas as advertising or high-technology, Wu said.
According to one study, more than one million white-collar jobs are likely to disappear from this country in the next 15 years.
Suits and ties are symbols of white-collar jobs.
Background checks can turn up records of assaults or other violence, as well as white-collar crimes.
When white-collar crime gets tricky and important managers are implicated, internal auditors may be compromised.
In the '90s a lot of corporations began to turn on their white-collar professional and managerial workers too.