Office 1, 122B Belmore Road, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031

What colour is your collar?


Across the globe, every employment sector can be identified by a particular colour. Whilst you may have heard reference to white collar vs blue collar jobs, there are actually many more.

It’s worth taking the time to understand the difference between them all. Brix Projects are here to help shed some light on the situation. We’ll let you know where you stand in terms of types of workers.

White Collar – Professionals who work in offices and administrative settings, typically on a full-time salaried basis. White collar work may also be referred to as a “desk job”. This generally involves carrying out data entry, communications, administrative tasks and more using a computer. White collar job examples include: Accountants, Salespeople and Bankers.

Blue Collar – What is a blue collar worker? Historically, blue collar workers wore blue uniforms and worked in trade occupations. Other aspects that could define blue collar workers might include education and salary.

Typically, blue collar workers carry out blue collar work: physical/manual labour tasks. This includes occupations such as mechanics, builders, factory employees, construction, firefighting, processing and much more.

Pink Collar – Jobs which are care oriented and/or typically performed by women. It’s interesting to note that men are increasingly showing interest in this sector. Typical pink-collar jobs include healthcare, nursing, waitressing, floristry, teaching assistant, child care, receptionist work etc. These jobs usually pay less than white/blue collar jobs.

Gold Collar – This classification is a recent introduction, and it can refer to one of two people. The first: young, low-wage earners who demand luxurious work arrangements (flex-time, own office, enjoyment at work etc). The second: highly-skilled knowledge workers who would traditionally be classified as white-collar, but are now essential assets to business. Examples include scientists, doctors and lawyers, computer programmers, stock analysts etc.

Grey Collar – Multi talented individuals that perform aspects of both white and blue-collar work may be considered grey-collar. Elderly people who work beyond retirement also fall into this category. Occupations include technology workers, police officers, technicians etc.

Orange Collar – A recently emerged classification which covers workers involved with mining and mining related construction. Also, prison labourers and people who are willing to work off-shore or in remote areas etc. These workers typically wear a high-vis orange coloured polo shirt, no matter what their job title may be.

Black Collar – Typically refers to coal miners and oil workers, but it can also include artists, graphic designers, video producers etc. It gets its name due to the dirty nature of the work. Also, because of the fact that many people in creative industries have adopted black uniforms.

Red Collar – People in government jobs of any kind.

Brix Projects specialise in white, blue, pink and grey collar work. Whether you are a business professional, labourer, office manager, engineer or qualified tradesperson – you will find your place with Brix Projects.

We create long lasting relationships with our clients and have connections with the nations leading employers. This makes us the preferred choice for labour hire.

When you engage our services, you can rely on us to deliver quality candidates with a wide range of skills. We aim to minimise disruption to your business. We ensure the job is completed on time, on budget and to a high standard.

What this means for clients?

Brix is your ‘one stop shop’ for all your hiring needs. Our vision is to be recognised as Australia’s number ONE business partner for all construction recruitment requirements.

Our specialist consultants provide a premium level recruitment service and focus on a broad range of roles. We recruit across the building and construction, civil, engineering, electrical, rail and office support sectors.

What this means for candidates?

No matter which colour you fall into, Brix Projects specialise in placing candidates like you into exciting roles. We have done so for a number of years.

We have connections with a wide range of clients in Sydney as well as across Australia. All of our clients are seeking the highest quality people. We can place you in a fantastic new role, so get in contact with us today to register your interest.

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Our Locations


Australia, Sydney (Head Office)
Office 1, 122B Belmore Road
Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: 1800 621 066


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Liverpool NSW 2170
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120/33 Thornton St
Surfers Paradise QLD 4218
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F: +61 2 5301 6166


United Kingdom, Birmingham
103 Colmore Row
Birmingham City
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Ireland, Cork
1 Fair Street
Cork City
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