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service industry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Business basics
service industryˈservice ˌindustry noun [countable, uncountable]  BBan industry that provides a service rather than a product, for example insurance or advertising
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service industryAnd what better place than Tucson for a play about service industry workers?Most of the public sector and service industry jobs taken by women are in cleaning, catering and laundry work.Politics, like government itself, has expanded from a dedicated personal calling to a large, thriving, expensive service industry.
From Longman Business Dictionaryservice industryˈservice ˌindustry [countable, uncountable]COMMERCE a type of business such as banking or tourism that provides services, or these activities considered as a wholeA large part of the workforce switched from manufacturing to service industries in the 1980s.Most of the recently created jobs have been in the service industry and the retail sector. industry
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