direct labor

noun
labor performed, as by workers on a production line, and considered in computing costs per unit of production.
Compare indirect labor.
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Other employee fringe benefits allocable on direct labor employees.
The allocation basis for indirect costs is direct labor.
Provide a subtotal of the estimated number of hours and corresponding direct
  labor costs.
The total direct labor, overhead, profit and non-direct labor costs should add
  up to the total contract cost for the prime vendor.
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