Employment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈplɔɪmənt|  American pronunciation of the word employment
Brit.  |ɪmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word employment

noun

- the state of being employed or having a job(syn: employ)

they are looking for employment

- the occupation for which you are paid(syn: work)

he is looking for employment

- the act of giving someone a job (syn: engagement)
- the act of using (syn: exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization)

Examples

laws that have encouraged the employment of women

I've been looking for employment in the machine trade.

The new factory should provide employment for hundreds of workers.

unskilled workers trying to find paid employment

She hopes to find employment as a teacher.

The magazine did well during the course of her employment as editor.

Employment is at an all-time high in this part of the state.

The city is faced with inadequate housing and a lack of employment.

She was offered employment in the sales office.

The employment prospects for science graduates are excellent.

Steve's still looking for full-time employment.

21.7% of all those in employment were in part-time jobs.

Mexican law prohibits the employment of children under 14.

Nationwide employment now stands at 95%.

Many economists consider full employment an unrealistic goal.

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