To charge for materials and labor = to charge for both the materials used in a job and also the hours of work involved
Labor Costs = cost of the workers employed to make a product (not including materials or overheads)
Labor Charges = cost of the workers employed to make a product (not including materials or overheads)
Indirect Labor Costs = cost of wags of workers who are not directly involved in making the product (such as secretaries and cleaners)
Labor is charged at $20 an hour. = Each hour of work costs $20.
Labour : (US) labor : noun : workers or the workforce
Casual Labor = workers who are hired for a short period
Cheap Labor = workers who do not earn much money
Local Labor = workers recruited near a factory, not brought in from somewhere else
Organized Labor = workers who are members of trade unions
Skilled Labor = workers who have special knowledge or qualifications
Labor Force = all workers
The management has made an increased offer to the labor force.
We are setting up a factory in the Far East because of the cheap labor force available.
Labor Market = number of workers who are available for work
25,000 young people have left school and have come on to the labor market.
25,000 people have left school and become available for work as labors.
Labor Shortage = situation where there are not enough workers to fill jobs
Shortage of Labor = situation where there are not enough workers to fill jobs
Labor-Intensive Industry = industry which needs large numbers of workers or where labor costs are high in relation to turnover
Labor Disputes = arguments between management and workers
Labor Laws = laws relating to the employment of workers
Labor Legislation = laws relating to the employment of workers
Labor Relations = relations between management and workers
Labor Union = organization which represents workers who are its members in discussions about wages and conditions of work with management
International Labor Organization = Section of the United Nations which tries to improve working conditions and workers' pay in member countries
NOTE : no plural
Laborer : noun : person who does heavy work
Agricultural Laborer = person who does heavy work on a farm
Casual Laborer = worker who can be hired for a short period
Manual Laborer = person who does heavy work with his hands
Labor-Saving : adjective : something which saves you doing hard work
Washing-Machine is a labor-saving device.
QUOTE : The possibility that British goods will price themselves back into world markets is doubtful as long as sterling labor costs continue to rise faster than in competitor countries. (Sunday Times)
QUOTE : 70 per cent of Australia’s labor force is employed in service activity. (Australian Financial Review)
QUOTE : European economists are being held back by rigid labor markets and wage structures. (Duns Business Month)