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[em-ploi-uh-buh l] /ɛmˈplɔɪ ə bəl/
able to be employed; usable.
capable of holding a job and available for hire.
a person who is able to work and is available to be hired.
Origin of employable
1685-95; employ + -able
Related forms
employability, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for employable
  • Lawmakers say colleges need to make students employable and to create jobs.
  • They are marginally more employable than someone with only a high school diploma, as this study has found.
  • They are too old to work, or companies may not consider them employable.
  • Older people are not only less employable, but they are also typically less willing to migrate if they have children.
  • And long periods of joblessness in themselves make people less employable.
  • As well as making foreigners more expensive, the government is trying to make locals more employable.
  • The truth, however, is that computers make people more employable.

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