hiring hall


: a union-operated placement office where registered applicants are referred in rotation to jobs

Examples of hiring hall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web East Hollywood’s Ozawa Boarding House was one of many boarding houses that became home and hiring hall to young Japanese men who came to Los Angeles seeking work in the early part of 20th century. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2021 But many Mizrahim credit Likud for their advancement: Its local centers serve as social hubs and hiring halls. David M. Halbfinger, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020 The district hired Hall in 2017 to replace outgoing treasurer Richard Berdine. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2019 On Thursday, The News attempted to reach City Manager T.C. Broadnax, who hired Hall in 2017, by phone and email. Cassandra Jaramillo, Dallas News, 18 July 2019 That was the reason given for firing head coach Rick Carlisle and hiring Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown before the ’03-04 season. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 9 July 2018 Varsity South River hires Hall as boys basketball coach After leading the Annapolis junior varsity boys basketball team to an unbeaten season and a county championship last year, Darren Hall has been hired to coach the South River varsity. baltimoresun.com, 29 June 2018 So far, the challengers to incumbent Republicans like Jeff Flake and Dean Heller seem to have been brought out of the wingnut hiring hall for retreads. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 17 Oct. 2017 Of course, the vast majority of residential solar companies do not hire union labor through hiring halls. Jessica Goodheart, Slate Magazine, 13 Apr. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hiring hall was in 1934

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“Hiring hall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hiring%20hall. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition

hiring hall

: a union-operated placement office where registered applicants are referred to jobs usually in the order of their registration
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