direct labor

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direct labor

[də′rekt ′lā·bər]
(industrial engineering)
The labor or effort actually producing goods or services.
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Ayoola Bolaji inspected the on-going direct labour work on the road on Feb.
Obuebite also noted that, Council directed the Ministry of Justice to forward a bill to the State House of Assembly for an enabling law to establish the Direct Labour Agency in the light of the economic downturn.
Once the rate has been determined it is then multiplied by the base selected (in this case the direct labour hours).
The largest employer of building trade apprentices in the city at that time were the various direct labour departments of the city council.
TABLE 4 COSTINGS FOR THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH BATCH ORDERS 2nd 3rd 4th Order (100 units) (100 units) (200 units) Direct material (120 [pounds sterling] 12,000 12,000 24,000 per unit) Direct labour Department A 4,050 3,630 6,479 Department B 43,464 36,536 60,749 Variable overhead (25% of labour) 11,879 10,042 16,807 Total variable cost 71,393 62,208 108,035
Coun Nigel Howells, finance spokesman for the opposition Lib Dems, said: ``There is a need to look at financial controls in some of the direct labour units because there is such a difference in performance.
Thousands of Birmingham council tenants were promised a better repairs service yesterday as the city handed over its failed pounds 75 million-a-year direct labour organisation to private enterprise.
7 million of council tax payers' money through incompetence and mismanagement at their Direct Labour Organisation.
Bill Flucker claims he is suffering from stress and has snubbed the investigation into the crisis-hit Direct Labour Organisation.
Specifically, standard cost systems are most applicable when direct costs, specifically direct labour costs, represent a large per cent of total manufacturing costs[6].
a) In 1994 the company changed its method for valuation of inventories by including direct labour costs; formerly, only direct materials and energy were included.