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noun [uncountable] employment pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈplɔɪmənt/
  1. 1
    work that you are paid regularly to do for a person or company

    After graduation, she found employment with a local finance company.

    a contract of employment

    1. a.
      a situation in which someone has regular paid work

      retired workers coming back into employment

    2. b.
      the number of people in an area or group who have regular paid work

      Employment has risen among people over 55.

    3. c.
      [only before noun] relating to jobs and work

      employment law/legislation

  2. 2
    formal the use of something for a particular purpose
    employment of:

    The employment of wiretaps was determined to be illegal.

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