gainfully employed

idiom

: provided with a job that pays wages or salary
She hasn't been gainfully employed for a few years.

Examples of gainfully employed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There have been hundreds of thousands of cross-industry layoffs, hiring freezes, and those lucky enough to remain gainfully employed shouldn’t expect a pay bump that will keep pace with inflation. Jane Thier, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2023 Unlike most of the club, its founder and president, Johnny (a stellar Hardy), is gainfully employed, a truck driver with a wife and kids. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 This begs the question, if gainfully employed people (and that, too, in the financial industry) recall experiencing this, what about people in other industries? Dilip Rao, Fortune, 4 Aug. 2023 The judge noted that Stager had no criminal history as an adult and he had been gainfully employed most of his adult life. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 25 July 2023 Or where a housing crisis forces even gainfully employed professionals onto the streets. John Anderson, WSJ, 30 May 2023 Or where a housing crisis forces even gainfully employed professionals onto the streets. John Anderson, WSJ, 30 May 2023 Now married to her longtime crush, Pollux — the same tribal officer who arrested her — and gainfully employed, Tookie cannot believe her luck. Jennifer Wilson, Vulture, 10 Nov. 2021 For a cynical Russian, watching Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse burn down while their bankers are gainfully employed is like smirking before the camera lens in front of a burning building. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Gainfully employed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gainfully%20employed. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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