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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
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