› 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.