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English definition of “workforce”


noun [C, usually singular]     /ˈwɜːkfɔːs/
HR, WORKPLACE all the people who work for a company or organization : As CEO , she is responsible for a workforce of 29,000 people . Further strikes could threaten the job security of the entire 2,000-strong workforce. Half the workforce was laid off. The company has a very diverse workforce.cut/slash/expand a workforce The group has announced it intends to cut its workforce by 15%.
ECONOMICS the people who are available for work in a particular area , country , or industry : the UK, US, etc. workforce The government is determined to create a skilled workforce capable of preparing the country for a fast-paced global economy . Schools are working increasingly with businesses to fill gaps in the workforce. Graduate employees are entering the workforce with too few business skills , according to research .
(Definition of workforce noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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