- em|ploy|mentW1S1 [ımˈplɔımənt] n [U]1.) the condition of having a paid job▪ She was offered employment in the sales office.▪ terms and conditions of employmentemployment opportunities/prospects▪ The employment prospects for graduates in computer science are excellent.▪ Steve's still looking for full-time employment .▪ the needs of women who combine paid employment and care for their familiesin employment▪ 21.7% of all those in employment were in part-time jobs.2.) the act of paying someone to work for youemployment of▪ Mexican law prohibits the employment of children under 14.3.) the number of people who have jobs≠ ↑unemployment▪ Nationwide employment now stands at 95%.full employment(=a situation in which everyone has a job)▪ Many economists consider full employment an unrealistic goal.4.) formal the use of a particular object, method, skill etc to achieve somethingemployment of▪ Was the employment of force justified?
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.