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Synonyms for employment
ɛmˈplɔɪ məntem·ploy·ment

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  1. employmentnoun

    employ, hire

    unemployment, underemployment

  2. employmentnoun

    A use, purpose

    employ, hire

    underemployment, unemployment

  3. employmentnoun

    The act of employing

    The personnel director handled the whole employment procedure

    hire, employ

    unemployment, underemployment

  4. employmentnoun

    The state of being employed

    employ, hire

    underemployment, unemployment

  5. employmentnoun

    The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid

    hire, employ

    unemployment, underemployment

  6. employmentnoun

    An activity to which one devotes time

    employ, hire

    underemployment, unemployment

  7. employmentnoun

    The number or percentage of people at work

    hire, employ

    underemployment, unemployment

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. employment

    A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.

    affair, art, avocation, barter, business, calling, commerce, concern, craft, duty, handicraft, job, occupation, profession, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, vocation, work

    The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. employment, employnoun

    the state of being employed or having a job

    "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"

    employ, use, utilisation, exercise, usage, work, utilization, engagement


  2. employment, worknoun

    the occupation for which you are paid

    "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"

    employ, use, utilisation, workplace, exercise, study, usage, oeuvre, body of work, piece of work, work, utilization, engagement


  3. employment, engagementnoun

    the act of giving someone a job

    conflict, fight, troth, usage, engagement, booking, involution, mesh, interlocking, battle, work, employ, utilization, utilisation, participation, involvement, betrothal, appointment, meshing, use, date, exercise


  4. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercisenoun

    the act of using

    "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"

    exercising, usage, use, practice, custom, habit, engagement, workout, use of goods and services, consumption, usance, role, practice session, function, work, employ, utilization, utilisation, economic consumption, drill, physical exercise, example, manipulation, enjoyment, recitation, purpose, physical exertion, exercise


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. employmentnoun

    business, occupation, engagement, pursuit, AVOCATION, calling, profession, trade, craft

  2. employmentnoun

    service, agency, office, EMPLOY

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  1. Marshall McLuhan:

    Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.

  2. Donald Duncan:

    In 1997 we were the fastest growing manufacturing metro area in the country and four years later it collapsed, what you can see on the ground today is 3,000 job openings. China's emergence as the world's low-cost producer and export superpower following its World Trade Organization entry in 2001 dealt a heavy blow to traditional industrial communities such as Hickory. Economists David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson have tried to separate the impact of trade from other factors affecting U.S. manufacturing employment and they estimate that between 1990 and 2007 Hickory lost 16 percent of its manufacturing jobs just due to surging imports from China. DEEP SCARS. Buffeted by other headwinds, such as the 1994 North American Free Trade agreement and the lifting of textile quotas in 2004, the area lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs overall, half the total, between 2000 and 2009. Nationally, more than 5 million manufacturing jobs have disappeared since 2000, a period that also included the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The collapse left deep and still visible scars that help explain the appeal of Trump's pledge to bring back manufacturing's glory days. In Hickory, disability rolls soared more than 50 percent between 2000 and 2014, swollen by older workers who struggled to return to the workforce. At the same time, the share of the 25-34 year old in the population fell by almost a fifth between 2000 and 2010. Consequently, even as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak above 15 percent in 2010 to 4.6 percent today, below the national average, so did the labor force participation rate. It fell from above 68 percent in 2000 to below 59 percent in 2014. Poverty levels doubled. Yet the manufacturing upswing in areas that suffered the most during the downturn is evident. Rust belt states, such as Michigan, Indiana and Ohio that may prove pivotal in the Nov. 8 presidential election, have been adding manufacturing jobs faster than the economy as a whole. Michigan, for example, which lost nearly half of its manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2009, has since then seen a 25 percent rise, well above the 4 percent gain nationally. Manufacturing employment there is still well below the levels in the 1990s. Economists debate whether returning to that level is realistic given technological advances that have reduced manufacturing's share of the workforce from a high of above 30 percent in the 1950s to around 8 percent today. But they also feel that have already seen the bottom, particularly when it comes to China's impact.

  3. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel.

  4. Afghan:

    Every moment that a man may be in want of employment, than such I hold him to be far better who is forced to labour for nothing.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.

Translations for employment

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  • وظيفة, توظيفArabic
  • занимание, служба, използване, употребаBulgarian
  • zaměstnanost, zaměstnáníCzech
  • Arbeit, Anstellung, Beschäftigung, ErwerbstätigkeitGerman
  • εργοδοσία, χρήση, εργοδότηση, πρόσληψη, απασχόληση, εργασία, δουλειάGreek
  • dungadoEsperanto
  • empleoSpanish
  • استخدامPersian
  • työllistäminen, ansiotyö, työllisyysFinnish
  • travail, emploiFrench
  • fostaíochtIrish
  • cosnadh, obairScottish Gaelic
  • empregoGalician
  • रोज़गारHindi
  • állás, elfoglaltság, alkalmazásHungarian
  • աշխատանք, գործArmenian
  • assunzione, impiego, occupazioneItalian
  • 雇用, 職業, 業務, 職, 勤め, 仕事, 使用, 就業人口, 勤務Japanese
  • 사용, 이용, 취업률, 일, 일자리, 고용, 직업, 활동, 근무Korean
  • вработеност, вработувањеMacedonian
  • nut, tewerkstelling, aanwerving, benutting, gebruik, emplooi, werkDutch
  • serviço, emprego, trabalhoPortuguese
  • занятость, занятие, трудоустройство, работа, службаRussian
  • запослење, zaposlenje, zaposlenost, запосленостSerbo-Croatian
  • sysselsättning, användning, sysselsättningsgrad, anställning, sysselsättningstalSwedish
  • ajiraSwahili
  • hizmetTurkish
  • việc làmVietnamese
  • 雇用Chinese

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