Meaning of “precarious employment” in the English Dictionary


"precarious employment" in Business English

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precarious employmentnoun [ U ]

uk us

HR a situation in which someone works in a job that may not be permanent because it is a temporary contract, is in an industry that is experiencing financial problems, etc.:

Economic restructuring has led to a dramatic growth in precarious employment, such as self-employment and part-time or temporary jobs.

(Definition of “precarious employment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)