indirect labor

noun

Definition of indirect labor

1 : labor (as clerks, repair men, maintenance men) applied indirectly to a product in the manufacturing process so that the cost is not computable in, identifiable with, or chargeable directly to the specific product — compare direct labor
2 : the wages paid to workers who are classed as indirect labor

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“Indirect labor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indirect%20labor. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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