Meaning of “direct labour” in the English Dictionary

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"direct labour" in Business English

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direct labournoun [ U ]

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US direct labor ACCOUNTING the workers who are directly involved in producing goods or supplying services, or the cost of paying those workers:

Direct labour appears in the accounts as part of the cost of goods sold.

HR people who work in a company or organization and are employed directly by it, rather than being employed by an agency or another company:

The work was carried out by a mixture of direct labour and contract workers.

(Definition of “direct labour” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)