employable

[em-ploi-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
able to be employed; usable.
2.
capable of holding a job and available for hire.
noun
3.
a person who is able to work and is available to be hired.

Origin:
1685–95; employ + -able

employability, noun
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employ (ɪmˈplɔɪ)
 
vb
1.  to engage or make use of the services of (a person) in return for money; hire
2.  to provide work or occupation for; keep busy; occupy: collecting stamps employs a lot of his time
3.  to use as a means: to employ secret measures to get one's ends
 
n
4.  the state of being employed (esp in the phrase in someone's employ)
 
[C15: from Old French emploier, from Latin implicāre to entangle, engage, from plicāre to fold]
 
employable
 
adj
 
employability
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
And long periods of joblessness in themselves make people less employable.
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