Meaning of “labour-intensive” in the English Dictionary

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"labour-intensive" in British English

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labour-intensiveadjective

UK US labor-intensive uk /ˌleɪ.bər.ɪnˈten.sɪv/ us /ˌleɪ.bɚ.ɪnˈten.sɪv/

(Definition of “labour-intensive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"labour-intensive" in Business English

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labour-intensiveadjective

UK US labor-intensive uk us HR, PRODUCTION

if an industry, process, etc. is labour-intensive, it needs a lot of workers:

The service sector is more labour-intensive and less productive than manufacturing.
Converting shale oil to usable material takes a labor-intensive process that's very environmentally damaging.

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

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