workforce

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noun work·force \ ˈwərk-ˌfȯrs \

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

  1. We have a workforce of 2,400 people.

  2. the office's entire workforce is devoted to a single project right now

Recent Examples of workforce from the Web

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First Known Use of workforce

1931


WORKFORCE Defined for English Language Learners

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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