workers hired on a daily basis only, especially unskilled labor.
work done by a day laborer.
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How to use day labor in a sentence
On top of that, new rules requiring asylum-seekers to wait a year before acquiring a work permit has forced many asylum-seekers to look for day labor, compounding the competition.Morning Report: Big Questions About Seditious Language Law Remain | Voice of San Diego | September 22, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Even to-day labor in Central Europe has risen in price to within 70 per cent.The Iron Ration | George Abel Schreiner
Though no salt tang came in the wind, it blew sweet, refreshing the men at their dog-day labor.The Black Feather | Mary Hartwell Catherwood
A return to day-labor is attended, though perhaps in a less degree, by the same discomfort.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States | Thomas G. Gentry