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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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employerem‧ploy‧er /ɪmˈplɔɪə $ -ər/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable]  BEWORK FOR somebodya person, company, or organization that employs people The shoe factory is the largest employer in this area.
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employerCustomer satisfaction, as measured by parent and employer surveys, has improved.Most had never received visits from employers with job openings for high school graduates.She applied to her employer for a redundancy payment, but she was refused.The plaintiff window cleaner was instructed by his employers in the sill method of cleaning windows.He was a hardworking, frugal and thrifty man who was saving to buy a small cottage from his employer.We will need a reference from your last employer before we can send you a contract.For example, it is taking steps to discover what local employers and businesses need and want from their employees.In practice, 70 percent of employers pay their workers less than the legal minimum wage, according to Mr Masduki.Subjecting applicants or employees to medical examinations is not the only means that employers have used to screen out disabled employees.
From Longman Business Dictionaryemployerem‧ploy‧er /ɪmˈplɔɪə-ər/ noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCES a person or company that pays people to work for themEvery employer should spend money on training.Who is your current employer?Potential employers feel they can tell a lot about a person by looking at their handwriting.
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