employ

01. Their company [employs] over 500 workers.
02. The company is planning to downsize its operations, and lay off 25% of its [employees].
03. The [unemployment] rate in this country is presently about 8%.
04. His total lack of skills makes him almost completely [unemployable].
05. If you lose your [employment], you may be eligible for government assistance.
06. The state government is probably the largest [employer] in the city.
07. Thousands of young people are [employed] in the tourist industry each summer in Anaheim.
08. The police [employed] a number of different methods in their attempt to gather evidence for the trial.
09. There is an increase in [unemployment] in this area in the fall because there is a decrease in tourism, and many businesses lay off staff.
10. He has been [unemployed] for over 6 months, and is desperate to find a job.
11. The research is clear; [unemployment] tends to be lower among those with more education.
12. She has been out of the workforce for so long that she is virtually [unemployable] now.
13. In 1911, the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci was stolen by a museum [employee], but was found two years later when the thief tried to sell the masterpiece to a collector.
14. There are over 500 [employees] in this company.
15. Someone once said that a mind [unemployed] is a mind un-enjoyed.
16. There is an old proverb which observes that [unemployment] does not guarantee leisure.
17. The banana industry is the largest [employer] in the Central American nation of Guatemala.

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  • employ — Employ. s. m. v. L usage qu on fait de quelque chose. Faire un bon employ, un mauvais employ de son argent, de son temps. il n a pû faire voir l employ de l argent qu il a touché. il faut faire apparoistre de l employ des deniers. quittance d… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • employ — em‧ploy [ɪmˈplɔɪ] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to pay someone to work for you: • The company employs 2000 people worldwide. employ somebody as something • He is employed as a baggage handler at the airport. employ somebody to do something …   Financial and business terms

  • Employ — Em*ploy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Employed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Employing}.] [F. employer, fr. L. implicare to fold into, infold, involve, implicate, engage; in + plicare to fold. See {Ply}, and cf. {Imply}, {Implicate}.] 1. To inclose; to infold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Employ — Em*ploy , n. [Cf. F. emploi.] That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment. [1913 Webster] The whole employ of body and of mind. Pope. [1913 Webster] {In one s employ}, in one s service. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • employ — I (engage services) verb add to the payroll, appoint, assign, authorize, commission, contract, delegate, detineri, empower, engage, enlist, enroll, entrust with a task, entrust with management, fill a position, fill a vacancy, fill an opening,… …   Law dictionary

  • employ — ► VERB 1) give work to (someone) and pay them for it. 2) make use of. 3) keep occupied. ● in the employ of Cf. ↑in the employ of DERIVATIVES employability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • employ — [v1] make use of apply, bestow, bring to bear*, engage, exercise, exert, exploit, fill, handle, keep busy*, manipulate, occupy, operate, put to use*, spend, take up*, use, use up*, utilize; concept 225 Ant. ignore, misuse, shun, unemploy employ… …   New thesaurus

  • employ — [em ploi′, imploi′] vt. [ME emploien < OFr emploier < L implicare, to enfold, engage: see IMPLY] 1. to make use of; use 2. to keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote [to employ oneself in study] 3. to provide… …   English World dictionary

  • Employ'e — Em ploy [ e] , n. [F., p. p. of employer.] One employed by another; a clerk or workman in the service of an employer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • employ — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. employer, from O.Fr. emploiier (12c.) make use of, apply; increase; entangle; devote, from L. implicare enfold, involve, be connected with, from in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + plicare to fold (see PLY (Cf. ply) (v.)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • employ — vb *use, utilize, apply, avail Analogous words: *practice, exercise, drill: engross, absorb, *monopolize: *choose, select, pick …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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