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
Recent Examples of workforce from the Web
But this shouldn't act as a deterrent into entering the workforce.
AngloGold Ashanti, a gold-mining giant, last week announced plans to lay off 8,500 workers, a third of its South African workforce, at mines that are now deemed unprofitable.
Those seeking a college undergraduate or graduate degree or trade school education — including returning military, parents returning to the workforce, etc. — are encouraged to enter.
Uri Clinton, senior vice president and legal counsel for MGM Resorts, said the state could lose out on estimated $100 million a year by going with the tribes and has no assurances that Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun will not cut their workforces.
But, honestly, wouldn’t 75 percent of the American workforce say the same thing about at least one of their bosses?*
The last remaining piece of the mill sits between Textile and Circle streets, representing the agricultural workforce in the 20th century.
The freight study also addresses workforce mobility, such as how employees will get to the jobs that are being created.
East Alabama Works serves a seven-county workforce region comprised of Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph and Talladega counties.
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First Known Use of workforce
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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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