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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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workforcework‧force /ˈwɜːkfɔːs $ ˈwɜːrkfɔːrs/ ●○○ noun [singular]  BEWORKERall the people who work in a particular industry or company, or are available to work in a particular country or areastaff Women now represent almost 50% of the workforce. The company is cutting its workforce.skilled/educated/flexible etc workforce
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workforcea workforce of 3500 employeesHis practical genius for ergonomics allowed him to succeed in adapting tasks to suit a disabled workforce.Cook began his cost-cutting campaign by getting rid of a third of his workforce.The bank cut its workforce by 3 percent, helping lop $ 200 million from annual operating expenses.Together, the four groups produce a highly skilled workforce that no one institution could develop on its own.A new federal survey on the growing shortage of nurses portrays a stagnant workforce with a dramatic slowdown in nursing school enrollments.Women make up 41% of the workforce.In April Britain's unemployment rate was unchanged at 10.5% of the workforce.Employment in mining stood at 104 in 1964 and at 2,100 in 1977, about 0.2 percent of the workforce.A union spokesman said that none of the people arrested were from the sacked Timex workforce.Your education programs should be designed to accommodate different needs within your workforce.skilled/educated/flexible etc workforceMoreover, an educated workforce is argued to be one of the important prerequisites for economic expansion and advance.In this new economy, smart businesses rely on an educated workforce to thrive.The Conservative Government does not believe in the need for a broadly educated workforce.Its goal was to create a highly skilled workforce for the Susquehanna Valley, where P & G is located.Together, the four groups produce a highly skilled workforce that no one institution could develop on its own.All but the far right have acknowledged the need to develop a more skilled workforce, since whites can no longer fill the demand.So, the first requirement is that older workers should be included in the drive for a more skilled workforce.Clearly now as never before there is a need for a well-trained, flexible workforce.
From Longman Business Dictionaryworkforcework‧force /ˈwɜːkfɔːsˈwɜːrkfɔːrs/ noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCES all the people who work in a particular country, industry, or factoryState industry employs almost one-third of China’s urban workforce of 150 million.The supermarket chain closed 311 stores and cut its workforce to 29,500.
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