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indirect labournoun [U]

( US indirect labor) uk   us  
ACCOUNTING the ​workers who are not directly involved in ​producinggoods or ​supplyingservices, or the ​cost of ​paying those ​workers: Indirect ​labourincludes all ​labour not directly ​engaged in ​convertingrawmaterial into ​finishedproduct.
HR in the UK, ​people who are ​employed by an agency, etc. to ​work in a particular ​company rather than being ​employed directly by that ​company: We hope to ​reduce our ​labourcosts, mainly with ​regard to ​indirectlabourincludingagency and ​offshoreworkers.
(Definition of indirect labour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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