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precarious employmentnoun [U]

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HR a ​situation in which someone ​works in a ​job that may not be ​permanent because it is a ​temporarycontract, is in an ​industry that is ​experiencingfinancial problems, etc.: Economic ​restructuring has ​led to a dramatic ​growth in precarious ​employment, such as ​self-employment and ​part-time or ​temporaryjobs.
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