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subcontract

a subordinate contract under which the supply of materials, services, or labour is let out to someone other than a party to the main contract

subcontract

[¦səb′kän‚trakt]
(engineering)
A contract made with a third party by one who has contracted to perform work or service for whole or part performance of that work or service.

subcontract

An agreement between a prime or general contractor and a subcontractor for the execution of a portion of the contractual obligation of the prime contractor to the owner.
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Critics have also pointed out that the government's pledge was only extended to subcontracted workers in the public sector, and that for the hundreds of thousands of workers employed by subcontractors in the private sector, nothing will change regarding their employment status.
If the subcontracted work has less value added per employee than the overall corporate rate has, bringing subcontracted work in-house will reduce the overall value added per employee.
While 387,000 subcontracted workers were recorded in 2002, the number had swelled to 1.48 million by 2015.