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English definition of “indirect labour”

indirect labour

noun [U] ( US indirect labor)    
ACCOUNTING the workers who are not directly involved in producing goods or supplying services , or the cost of paying those workers : Indirect labour includes all labour not directly engaged in converting raw material into finished product .
HR in the UK, people who are employed by an agency , etc. to work in a particular company rather than being employed directly by that company : We hope to reduce our labour costs , mainly with regard to indirect labour including agency and offshore workers . → Compare direct labour
(Definition of indirect labour noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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