done, received, or happening while in actual performance of one's work: on-the-job training.
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How to use on-the-job in a sentence
With the right person in the right job, the need for on-the-job support is diminished.Hiring People With Disabilities Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do—It’s Good for Business | Elizabeth Picciuto | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That means more on-the-job training, and more apprenticeships that set a young worker on an upward trajectory for life.Full Text of President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address | | January 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the process, we've shut down other, traditional sources of mobility, like on-the-job experience.
Human capital, for example, is built through public education, private education, and on-the-job training in the private sector.
More to the point, the army of ex-Clinton staffers were the ones who wouldn't need on-the-job training.
on-the-job training, however, does provide a means for mobility within the industrial labor force.Area Handbook for Romania | Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Few workers have professional school training; most acquire their skills through short courses or on-the-job training.Area Handbook for Romania | Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
They found the on-the-job engineering office for the ship in a small dome half a mile from the construction dock.The Cosmic Computer | Henry Beam Piper
It's just on-the-job training—you go out with old officers and learn how to dust for prints and take pictures and fingerprints.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Other Idioms and Phrases with on-the-job
At work, busy, as in We've got three men on the job. [Late 1800s]
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