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English definition of “support staff”

support staff

noun [C, usually singular]    
HR, WORKPLACE the people who work for an organization to keep it running and to support the people who are involved in the organization's main business: support staff such as administrators, carpenters, and electricians Managers often depend heavily on their support staff. The office has more than 20 agents, plus support staff.
(Definition of support staff noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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