Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be employed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being employed; capable of being used; fit or proper for use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That may be employed; capable of being used; fit or proper for use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is qualified and ready to work
  • adj. physically and mentally capable of working at a regular job and available

Etymologies

employ +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • True literacy is a necessity to remain employable in an increasingly competitive job market.

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  • 12For Scott, the attack on and sacrifice of the Ten and the other Hollywood radicals had been simply a means to an end: "It was the liberal who would remain employable that the Committee was after; and the ultimate objective was the elimination of the liberal's ideas from the screen."

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • Though weirdly, it also means that those who've gotten the experience are less employable, which is weird.

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  • Now, it is very hard to get child support from many of these fathers, as they are only marginally employable, which is more an argument that the teenage mothers make poor choices in who they have sex with than an indictment of capitalism.

    We shouldn’t have to choose

  • The education system in India is focused on creating "employable" people.

    We Need An Overhaul in Employee Education

  • The educational techniques and curricula are constantly upgraded and modified based on the needs of the industry that hires the "employable" output.

    We Need An Overhaul in Employee Education

  • The first one is maybe sort of a screen for thought here, and that is I'm uncomfortable with an acceptance that "employable" is good enough, that "employed" is lost to our industrial system.

    Panel 2 Of Corporate Citizenship Conference

  • This was intended to make further education and training college graduates more "employable".

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  • If Chris and Joseph fail, that is if they get frustrated and leave (which they can at any time they want cause they are very "employable" because of their profiles by a whole range of companies in the valley) then is a sign that Google doesn't really "get" social and isn't moving in the right direction in terms of supporting the emergence of an open standards based, individually empowering

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  • One wonders how the author of the Declaration of Independence, and proponent of public schooling would view the present national educational regime with its industrial processing, testing and grading rituals, and its mission of churning out "employable" units, individually capable of "getting a job."

    CounterPunch

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