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English definition of “employment”
/ɪmˈplɔɪmənt/ noun [U]
› work that you are paid to do for a particular company or organization: find/look for/seek employment If you are unemployed but you are actively seeking employment, you may qualify for benefits.take up/gain/secure employment Almost half of the participants gained employment after completing the training program.provide/create/generate employment These attractions provide employment for local people and create business for local shops and cafes. Today the terminal offers employment to around 500 people. casual/full-time/part-time employment seasonal/temporary employment permanent/continuous employmentemployment opportunities/prospects Many rural workers have moved to the cities to seek better employment opportunities and improved living conditions.employment agreement/contract Under the terms of her employment contract she is entitled to five weeks paid vacation per year.
› the number of people who have jobs, or the ability to provide jobs to other people: high/low/full employment An unemployment rate below 5% is considered full employment.employment rises/falls Glasgow had economic growth above the UK average and employment rising faster than anywhere outside London.employment rates/levels/growth The state reported employment growth of 3.1% during the past year, with the creation of 438,000 non-farm jobs.employment data/figures/records The dollar plunged against the euro, despite Friday's strong employment figures.boost/increase employment Politicians hope to boost employment by introducing a new tax credit for employers. → See Note workforce
in employment › having a job: An employee must have been in continuous employment for two years to be eligible for a redundancy payment. The number of people in employment had risen by 315,000. → Compare unemployment → See also precarious employment