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direct labournoun [U]

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(US direct labor) ACCOUNTING the ​workers who are directly involved in ​producinggoods or ​supplyingservices, or the ​cost of ​paying those ​workers: Direct ​laborcosts are ​rising in the ​manufacturingsector. Direct ​labour appears in the ​accounts as ​part of the ​cost of ​goodssold.
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 ​directlabour and ​contractworkers.
(Definition of direct labour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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