- workforce work‧force [ˈwɜːkfɔːs ǁ ˈwɜːrkfɔːrs] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCESall the people who work in a particular country, industry, or factory:
• State industry employs almost one-third of China's urban workforce of 150 million.
• The supermarket chain closed 311 stores and cut its workforce to 29,500.
* * *workforce UK US /ˈwɜːkfɔːs/ noun [C, usually singular]► HR, WORKPLACE all the people who work for a company or organization: »
As CEO, she is responsible for a workforce of 29,000 people.»
Further strikes could threaten the job security of the entire 2,000-strong workforce.»
Half the workforce was laid off.»
The company has a very diverse workforce.cut/slash/expand a workforce »
The group has announced it intends to cut its workforce by 15%.► ECONOMICS the people who are available for work in a particular area, country, or industry: »
the UK, US, etc. workforce»
The government is determined to create a skilled workforce capable of preparing the country for a fast-paced global economy.»
Schools are working increasingly with businesses to fill gaps in the workforce.»
Graduate employees are entering the workforce with too few business skills, according to research.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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