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skilled labor

noun
1.
labor that requires special training for its satisfactory performance.
2.
the workers employed in such labor.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • By one estimate, a lack of skilled labor is keeping three million jobs unfilled.
  • Chronic problems include a shortage of skilled labor and a deficient infrastructure.
  • The result is a shortage of skilled labor all the firms are complaining about it nowadays.
  • Citizens without skills won't be able to find skilled labor, which is precisely where our economy is heading.
  • In contrast, in many jobs involving skilled labor the return to additional hours worked is high.
  • It was more highly skilled labor, slightly more lucrative, but no less frazzling or unstable.
  • What became expensive was the skilled labor to run the machines.
  • Both building kits are easy to erect and require no skilled labor, heavy equipment or onsite welding, cutting or drilling.
  • Right now, there are high-growth industries in this country that can't find skilled labor to fill open positions.
  • Prices were generally flat, and wage pressures were limited outside of several skilled labor positions.

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