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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 ​employspeople: We need a ​reference from ​yourformer employer.

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(Definition of employer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"employer" in American English

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employernoun [C]

 us   /ɪmˈplɔɪ·ər/
a ​person, ​company, or ​organization that ​payspeople to ​work for them: The Air Force is the ​largest employer in this ​area.
(Definition of employer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"employer" in Business English

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employernoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪmˈplɔɪər/ HR
a ​person, ​company, or ​organization that ​employspeople: big/large/major employer The ​telecommunicationsgiantcurrentlyprovides 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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