From employ (itself from Middle French employer, from Middle French empleier, from Latin implicō (enfold, involve, be connected with), itself from in- + plicō (fold) + -ment.
employment (countable and uncountable, plural employments)
- The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid.
- The act of employing; the act of putting a person to work.
- A use, purpose.
- The personnel director handled the whole employment procedure
- The state of being employed; the state of having a job.
- An activity to which one devotes time
- (Economics) The number or percentage of people at work.
- employment agency
- employment contract
- employment history
- employment tribunal
- full employment
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