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"employer" in British English

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employernoun [C]

uk   /ɪmˈplɔɪ.ər/ us   /ɪmˈplɔɪ.ɚ/
B1 a person or organization that employs people: We need a reference from your former employer.

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"employer" in American English

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employernoun [C]

us   /ɪmˈplɔɪ·ər/
a person, company, or organization that pays people to work for them: The Air Force is the largest employer in this area.
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"employer" in Business English

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employernoun [C]

uk   /ɪmˈplɔɪər/ us   HR
a person, company, or organization that employs people: big/large/major employer The telecommunications giant currently provides over 2000 jobs and is the largest employer in the region.private sector/public sector employer Public sector employers account for the majority of jobs in health and education. a previous/current/new employerpotential/prospective/future employer The purpose of a CV is to reveal your accomplishments and qualifications to a potential employer.work for/have an employer Statutory maternity pay is available to those who have worked for their employer for at least 26 weeks.
(Definition of employer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “employer”
in Arabic صاحِب العَمَل…
in Korean 고용주…
in Portuguese empregador, -ora, empresário…
in Catalan persona o empresa que dóna feina…
in Japanese 雇い主…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雇用者,雇主…
in Turkish işveren…
in Russian работодатель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僱用者,僱主…
in Italian datore, -trice di lavoro…
in Polish pracodawca…
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