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Workers considered as a group - synonyms or related words

staff

noun

the people who work for a particular company, organization, or institution: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

staff

noun

the ordinary workers, not the managers: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

profession

noun

all the people who work in a particular profession: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

people

noun

men and women who work for the same organization, do the same type of work, or share the same interests

staff

noun

the people who do paid work in a place, rather than the other people there: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

labour

noun

relating to or involving workers

staff

noun

relating to the staff

presence

noun

workers or products that a company has in a particular place

personnel

noun

the people who work for a company or organization, or who are members of a military force

workforce

noun

the total number of people who work in a particular company, industry, or area

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moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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