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English definition of “labour-intensive”

labour-intensive

adjective UK ( US labor-intensive)     HR, PRODUCTION
if an industry, process, etc. is labour-intensive, it needs a lot of workers: The service sector is more labour-intensive and less productive than manufacturing. Converting shale oil to usable material takes a labor-intensive process that's very environmentally damaging. → Compare capital-intensive
(Definition of labour-intensive adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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