private sector


: the part of an economy which is not controlled or owned by the government
businesses in the private sector
private-sector businesses/gains

Examples of private sector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Faculty in particular are allergic to working in enterprises, both pro-social and anti-social; earning the PhD required for tenure-track positions renders nonprofit or private sector experience impractical at best. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 This bill is intended to encourage private sector participation with the public school system. Teresa Reilly, Baltimore Sun, 15 Feb. 2024 Also on board the lander are technological and commemorative payloads from the private sector. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Voters were largely split along partisan lines over which group — the public or private sector — was more to blame. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 14 Feb. 2024 When the United States entered the war in 1917, government and private sector demand for C-T-R’s products grew rapidly. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Feb. 2024 The guardrails have sent a clear signal to the private sector that Connecticut is serious about tackling its long-term debts and decreasing tax burdens. Bryce Chinault, National Review, 13 Feb. 2024 Officials in Washington increasingly see business ties even with private Chinese technology companies as problematic, arguing that China has tried to draw on the expertise of the private sector to modernize its military. Erin Griffith, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 At-will employees, who make up the majority of private sector workers, often face an uphill climb in obtaining damages for terminations over problematic online posts deemed to be offensive and in violation of workplace policies. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Private sector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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