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English definition of “worker”


noun [C]     /ˈwɜːkər/ 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. → See also assembly worker, co-worker, guest worker, home worker, knowledge worker, manual worker, mobile worker, nomadic worker, portfolio worker, assembly worker, assembly worker
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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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