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"employment" in British English

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employmentnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/

employment noun [U] (WORK)

B1 the ​fact of someone being ​paid to ​work for a ​company or ​organization: Employment ​levels are ​unlikely to ​risesignificantly before the end of next ​year. How ​long have you been ​looking for employment?be in employment UK formal to have a ​job: Are you in employment at the ​moment?
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employment noun [U] (USE)

formal use: How can you ​justify the employment ofcapitalpunishment?
(Definition of employment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"employment" in American English

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employmentnoun [U]

 us   /ɪmˈplɔɪ·mənt/

employment noun [U] (USE)

the use of something for a ​particularpurpose: She ​studied advertisers’ employment of ​images in ​foodads.

employment noun [U] (WORK)

work, esp. for someone ​else, for which you are ​paid, or a ​period of ​work: After ​leaving Pearson, it took Friedman ​months to ​find new employment.
(Definition of employment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"employment" in Business English

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employmentnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪmˈplɔɪmənt/
work that you are ​paid to do for a particular ​company or ​organization: find/look for/seek employment If you are ​unemployed but you are actively ​seeking employment, you may ​qualify for ​benefits.take up/gain/secure employment Almost half of the ​participantsgained employment after completing the ​trainingprogram.provide/create/generate employment These ​attractionsprovide employment for ​localpeople and ​createbusiness for ​localshops and cafes. Today the ​terminal offers employment to around 500 ​people. casual/​full-time/​part-time employment seasonal/​temporary employment permanent/continuous employmentemployment opportunities/prospects Many ​ruralworkers have ​moved to the cities to ​seek better employment ​opportunities and ​improvedlivingconditions.employment agreement/contract Under the ​terms of her employment ​contract she is ​entitled to five weeks ​paidvacationperyear.
the ​number of ​people who have ​jobs, or the ​ability to ​providejobs to other ​people: high/low/full employment An ​unemploymentrate below 5% is considered ​full employment.employment rises/falls Glasgow had ​economicgrowth above the UK ​average and employment ​rising faster than anywhere outside London.employment rates/levels/growth The ​statereported employment ​growth of 3.1% during the past ​year, with the ​creation of 438,000 non-farm ​jobs.employment data/figures/records The ​dollarplunged against the ​euro, despite Friday's ​strong employment ​figures.boost/increase employment Politicians hope to ​boost employment by ​introducing a new ​taxcredit for ​employers.
in employment having a ​job: An ​employee must have been in continuous employment for two ​years to be ​eligible for a ​redundancypayment. The ​number of ​people in employment had ​risen by 315,000.
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(Definition of employment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “employment”
in Arabic وَظيفة, عَمَل…
in Korean 고용…
in Portuguese emprego…
in Catalan feina, ocupació…
in Japanese 雇用, 仕事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 就业, 受雇…
in Turkish iş, istihdam, kullanma…
in Russian работа, служба, использование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 就業, 受僱…
in Italian impiego, occupazione…
in Polish zatrudnienie, praca, zastosowanie…
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