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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.
Translations of “worker”
in Korean 노동자…
in Arabic عامِل…
in Portuguese operário, -a, funcionário…
in Catalan treballador, -a…
in Japanese 働く人, 労働者…
in Italian lavoratore, -trice, operaio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工人, 勞動者, 工作者…
in Russian служащий, рабочий…
in Turkish işçi, çalışan kişi/kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工人, 劳动者, 工作者…
in Polish pracowni-k/ca…
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