- an act or instance of employing someone or something.
- the state of being employed; employ; service: to begin or terminate employment.
- an occupation by which a person earns a living; work; business.
- the total number of people gainfully employed or working.
- an activity or the like that occupies a person's time: She found knitting a comforting employment for her idle hours.
Origin of employment
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Examples from the Web for overemployment
First, organizations need to wake up and see the costs of overemployment.America's Hidden Overemployment Problem
September 3, 2011
- the act of employing or state of being employed
- the work or occupation in which a person is employed
- the purpose for which something is used
Word Origin and History for overemployment
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