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workforcenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈwɜːk.fɔːs/  us   /ˈwɝːk.fɔːrs/
(Definition of workforce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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workforcenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈwɜːkfɔːs/
HR, WORKPLACE all the ​people who ​work for a ​company or ​organization: As ​CEO, she is ​responsible for a workforce of 29,000 ​people. Further ​strikes could threaten the ​jobsecurity of the entire 2,000-strong workforce. Half the workforce was ​laid off. The ​company has a very diverse workforce.cut/slash/expand a workforce The ​group has announced it intends to ​cut its workforce by 15%.
ECONOMICS the ​people who are ​available for ​work in a particular ​area, country, or ​industry: the UK, US, etc. workforce The ​government is ​determined to ​create a ​skilled workforce capable of preparing the country for a fast-paced ​globaleconomy. Schools are ​workingincreasingly with ​businesses to ​fillgaps in the workforce. Graduate ​employees are entering the workforce with too few ​businessskills, according to ​research.
(Definition of workforce from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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