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unskilled

adjective
 
 
/ʌnˈskɪld/ WORKPLACE, HR
used to describe people who have no particular work skills: unskilled employees/labourers/workers Businesses such as restaurants are dependent on lower-paid, unskilled employees. The workforce was largely unskilled at relatively low pay levels.
used to describe work that does not need any particular skills: unskilled jobs/positions/work The hundreds of assembly jobs at the plant are mostly unskilled. Unskilled manual jobs no longer support a family, like they did in the 1950s. The jobs that required unskilled labor could be filled more cheaply overseas. → Compare skilled
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