skilled


skilled
skilled skilled [skɪld] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES
1. someone who is skilled has the training and experience that is needed to do something well:

Skilled craftsmen, such as carpenters, bricklayers etc, are in great demand.

• Medical technology companies face a serious shortage of skilled labor (= workers with special skills ) in the next decade.

• In a more technological society, there will be an increased demand for a skilled workforce.

skilled at/​in

• She's very skilled at dealing with members of the public.

2. work that is skilled needs special abilities or training in order to do it:

• Bricklaying is very skilled work.

— compare semi-skilled, unskilled

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skilled UK US /skɪld/ adjective HR, WORKPLACE
having the special abilities and experience to do a particular job well: skilled employees/staff/workers »

The temporary visas are available for skilled foreign workers.

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skilled negotiators/politicians/professionals

be skilled at/in doing sth »

The highly-successful supermarket giant is skilled at obtaining products cheaply.

skilled work needs to be done by someone who has had special training: skilled labour/work »

This is highly skilled work - it can't be done by people we pull off the street.

the skilled — Cf. the skilled
See also LOW-SKILLED(Cf. ↑low-skilled), MULTI-SKILLED(Cf. ↑multi-skilled), SEMI-SKILLED(Cf. ↑semi-skilled), UNSKILLED(Cf. ↑unskilled)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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