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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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