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"worker" in British English

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workernoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜː.kər/ us   /ˈwɝː.kɚ/
A2 someone who works in a particular job or in a particular way: factory/social/construction workers a good/tireless/skilled worker
someone who works for a company or organization but does not have a powerful position: Many companies still treat their management staff better than their workers.
in bees and some other types of insects, a female that cannot produce young but collects food for the others

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workernoun [C]

us   /ˈwɜr·kər/
a person who is paid for using effort to do something: clerical/factory/farm workers skilled/unskilled workers
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"worker" in Business English

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workernoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜːkər/ us   HR, WORKPLACE
a person who works for a company or organization: Some of the region's employers have developed shortages of high-tech workers. Employers will require more money if they are to retrain older workers. a skilled/unskilled/semi-skilled worker migrant/seasonal/casual workers a temporary/full-time/part-time worker blue-collar/white-collar/pink-collar workers low-paid/low-skilled/low-wage workers undocumented/illegal/transient workers a factory/construction/farm worker private-sector/public-sector workers a contract/freelance/self-employed worker a key/core workerhire/employ/recruit workers The company knowingly hired illegal workers.lay off/sack/fire workers Across the country, automobile plants are laying off workers.
a person who works in a particular way: a good/hard/lazy worker Employers realize they must compete for good workers.
the workers
used to refer to all the people within a company or organization who do ordinary jobs, rather than the managers: Lawyers for the workers say that companies are denying claims that they should have paid. Union officials were called in by the workers when they did not receive annualized payments for overtime.
(Definition of worker from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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