Definition of workforce
1 : the workers engaged in a specific activity or enterprise <the factory's workforce>
2 : the number of workers potentially assignable for any purpose <the nation's workforce>
Examples of workforce in a sentence
We have a workforce of 2,400 people.
<the office's entire workforce is devoted to a single project right now>
First Known Use of workforce
WORKFORCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of workforce for English Language Learners
: the group of people who work for a particular organization or business
: the number of people in a country or area who are available for work
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