[ em-ploi-muhnt ]
/ ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt /
an act or instance of employing someone or something.
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.
- employee association,
- employers' association,
- employment agency,
- employment bureau,
- employment equity,
- employment exchange,
- employment office
Origin of employment
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Examples from the Web for reemployment
Business activity revived but reemployment lagged; policymakers confronted what would today be called a “jobless recovery.”
Reemployment, not unemployment, must become the centerpiece of our economic renewal.
/ (ɪmˈplɔɪmənt) /
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
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