Definition of “underemployed” - English Dictionary

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(Definition of “underemployed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“underemployed” in Business English

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underemployedadjective

uk /ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd/ us /-dɚ-/

not having enough work to do, working only part time, or working in a job that does not use all your skills:

Many immigrant families with health-care backgrounds are underemployed.
There are many underemployed workers willing to change jobs to get ahead.

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