underemployed


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un·der·em·ployed

 (ŭn′dər-ĕm-ploid′)
adj.
1. Employed only part-time when one needs and desires full-time employment.
2. Employed at a low-paying job that requires less skill or training than one possesses.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
Underemployed persons considered as a group. Used with the.

un′der·em·ploy′ment n.

underemployed

(ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd)
adj
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) not fully or adequately employed
ˌunderemˈployment n

un•der•em•ployed

(ˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪd)

adj.
1. employed at a job that does not fully use one's skills or abilities.
2. employed only part-time when one is available for full-time work.
3. not utilized fully, as machinery or facilities.
[1905–10]
un`der•em•ploy′ment, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underemployed - employed only part-time when one needs full-time employment or not making full use of your skills; "migrants are likely to be poor and underemployed"; "able people are kept underemployed"
parttime, part-time - involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity; "part-time employees"; "a part-time job"
Translations

underemployed

[ˈʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd] ADJsubempleado

underemployed

[ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd] adjsous-employé(e)

underemployed

[ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd] adjsottoccupato/a
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