employment

(redirected from employed)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.

employment

any activity engaged in for wages or salary In sociology, there has always been a healthy scepticism about the simple equating of paid employment with work, yet in the wider society the prevailing meaning of the word is just that – so, ‘an active woman, running a house and bringing up children, is distinguished from a woman who works: that is to say, takes paid employment’ (R. Williams, 1976).

Sociologists have long been aware that WAGE LABOUR, to give its technical name, is only a particular form of work, gaining its centrality and definition from the specific set of productive relations which occurs within capitalist, market-exchange economies. Work, in such societies, is identified with employment, which involves ‘the sale and purchase of labour power as a commodity in a market, resulting in the direction of activity during “working hours” by persons who have acquired the right to do so by virtue of the labour contract’ (Purcell, 1986). See also PRODUCTIVE AND UNPRODUCTIVE LABOUR, LABOUR THEORY OF VALUE, SOCIOLOGY OF WORK, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SPHERES, DOMESTIC LABOUR.

References in periodicals archive ?
"If you are self-employed, you can get maternity allowance but this pales compared to the maternity packages that some of your employed friends might be on."
Now in his third political party, Mr Reckless has employed his wife Catorina Reckless as a senior adviser for 37 hours (previously 29.6) a week, earning up to PS40,972 since December 2016.
Responding to a question in Parliament on July 10, Minister Kitso Mokaila said he might not say with any degree of certainty if the number of people employed in his ministry met the country's target of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) because the figure was a fraction of the total number of people employed in the public service.
342,000 Bulgarians are self-employed with a total of 3 million and one hundred and eighty-eight thousand employed, according to the data of the European Statistical Office Eurostat for 2018.
Twenty-four Indians who were employed in Ingiriya have been arrested by customs officers.
According to Rotimi Amaechi, who inspected the Lagos-Ibadan rail project in Ibadan and Abeokuta, 'Sometimes around July, I asked that Nigerian engineers be employed on this project to understudy the work being done.
16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After the expanded coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were implemented in 2014, self-employed individuals and wage earners without employer-sponsored health coverage offers had coverage gains equal to or greater than those of people not employed, according to a report published in the August issue of Health Affairs.
In 2009 SMEs employed 42 per cent of Dubai's workforce, rising to 52.4 per cent in 2016.
TWENTY-NINE per cent of employed persons in the EU, aged 20 to 34, and 36 per cent in Cyprus usually worked at the weekends in 2016, according to Eurostat.
by Times News ServiceThe Ministry added that the companies in question had employed more than 50 workers each, but not one of them was a citizen.
The number of employed individuals in the West Bank increased by 7,500 employed, while the number of employed individuals in Gaza Strip decreased by 5,200 employed.
'Workers employed by contractors to perform or complete a job, work or service pursuant to a service agreement within the premises of the establishment,' the PSA said.