a person or business that
one or more people, especially for wages or salary:
a fair employer.
a person or thing that makes use of or occupies someone or something:
an inadequate employer of one's time.
a person, business, firm, etc, that employs workers
a person who employs; user
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Labour markets function through the interaction of workers and employers.
Industrial employers were left heavily dependent on their firms.
Agriculture and related industry, as well as retail, are the main employers.
Employers generally allow breaks for tea and sometimes biscuits to be served.
Education and health care are also significant employers in the region.
Fugitives from labor were to be arrested and carried back to their employers.
Nevertheless, employers are increasingly valuing creative skills.