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unskilledadjective

 us   /ʌnˈskɪld/
(of ​people) without any ​particularworkskills, or (of ​work) not ​needing any ​particularskills: Unskilled ​workers may ​losetheirjobs.
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unskilledadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈskɪld/ WORKPLACE, HR
used to describe ​people who have no particular ​workskills: unskilled employees/labourers/workers Businesses such as ​restaurants are ​dependent on lower-paid, unskilled ​employees. The ​workforce was largely unskilled at ​relativelylowpaylevels.
used to describe ​work that does not need any particular ​skills: unskilled jobs/positions/work The hundreds of ​assemblyjobs at the ​plant are mostly unskilled. Unskilled ​manualjobs no ​longersupport a family, like they did in the 1950s. The ​jobs that ​required unskilled ​labor could be ​filled more ​cheaplyoverseas.
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