Definition of 'workforce'
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Instead it must allow its workforce to seek jobs abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More and more have been forced to close or reduce their workforces, as well as increase prices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For decades employers have warned about the quality of young people entering the workforce. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have a long history of protection of the workforce in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are finally accepting the current workforce and number of car factories are not viable. The Sun (2012)It is understood that any financial guarantees will depend on the commitment shown to the workforce in each country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Managers said that they planned to reduce workforce costs across the board through improved efficiency but without cutting patient services. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He said that the tightening up of eligibility of benefits for single parents had encouraged more people into the workforce. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is measured by dividing the total number of workers leaving in a year by the total number in the workforce. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)There are fewer younger people and more older people in the workforce and we definitely need them to engage each other. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Having expanded its workforce, the company now fears it will have to cut back. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We also help them to design their jobs and workforce so that flexible and part-time patterns work. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What a poor example for the country 's future workforce. The Sun (2010)Only 5 per cent of employers were predicting a decrease in their workforce numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have been too far behind the rest of the country 's workforce for too long. The Sun (2014)The key to the company 's engaged workforce is strong leadership which looks after the wellbeing of staff. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company had warned in January that it was seeking to reduce its workforce by about a hundred. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have filled gaps in the workforce by taking jobs that home-grown workers cannot or will not do. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The overall figure represents more than 20 per cent of the total workforce at the end of last year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Despite women entering the workforce in equal numbers with men, they disappear at the top of the pyramid. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The proportion of the workforce without jobs surged from 2 per cent to a quarter of those of working age. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The number of young people entering the workforce will decline by 50 per cent by the end of the century. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Nanjing is to mount a recruitment campaign as it gears up for production, but does not yet know what the total workforce will be. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The company said that it planned to cut 10 per cent of its supplier base and noted it may be forced to reduce its workforce. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Current laws allow a strike to go ahead if it is backed by a majority of those who vote - not of the total workforce. The Sun (2011)A spokesman said yesterday: 'There will be a net reduction in the overall workforce at the company. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'workforce'
British English: workforce /ˈwɜːkˌfɔːs/ NOUN
The workforce is the total number of people in a country or region who are physically able to do a job and are available for work.
Half the workforce is unemployed.
- American English: workforce
- Arabic: قُوَّةٌ عَامِلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: força de trabalho
- Chinese: 劳动力
- Croatian: radna snaga
- Czech: pracovní síla
- Danish: arbejdsstyrke
- Dutch: beroepsbevolking
- European Spanish: plantilla
- Finnish: työvoima
- French: main d’œuvre
- German: Arbeitskräfte
- Greek: εργατικό δυναμικό
- Italian: forza lavoro
- Japanese: 作業要員
- Korean: 노동력
- Norwegian: arbeidskraft
- Polish: siła robocza
- European Portuguese: força de trabalho
- Romanian: forță de muncă
- Russian: рабочая сила
- Spanish: fuerza laboral
- Swedish: arbetskraft
- Thai: จำนวนคนทำงาน
- Turkish: işgücü
- Ukrainian: робоча сила
- Vietnamese: lực lượng lao động
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