workforce - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “workforce”

See all translations

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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of workforce?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “workforce” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More