Meaning of “indirect labour” in the English Dictionary

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"indirect labour" in Business English

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indirect labournoun [ U ]

US indirect labor uk us

ACCOUNTING the workers who are not directly involved in producing goods or supplying services, or the cost of paying those workers:

Indirect labour includes all labour not directly engaged in converting raw material into finished product.

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 labour costs, mainly with regard to indirect labour including agency and offshore workers.

(Definition of “indirect labour” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)