from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acquired or learned while working at a job: on-the-job training.

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  • adj. obtained whilst working

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  • adj. relating to or associated with a job or employment


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  • The payments were made related to "seven events, so-called on-the-job training" between 2000 and 2007, the prosecutor's office said.

    Prosecutors Probe Tognum

  • "It's been kind of on-the-job training, assisted by the sheriffs," he said.

    Medical Examiners In America: A Dysfunctional System

  • If we look at it from a jobs perspective, 70 percent of United States jobs require only on-the-job training, 10 percent require technical training, and 20 percent require a college education.

    Test scores and economic competitiveness

  • In a 2010 report on employment trends, the International Labor Organization notes that comprehensive training, as well as programs that include classroom and on-the-job training, technical and non-technical assistance, financial support for the employer and employee, and job placement services have all been shown to have the most success in advancing youth employment.

    Dedrick Muhammad: London's Calling, But Are We Listening?

  • It proves even more difficult to explain why it is priced at six-figures when it might be more appropriately offered as a certificate course or on-the-job training.

    Tom Silva: The Other Debt Crisis

  • After destroying his knee in an on-the-job motorcycle crash, Scutellaro left the force to indulge an idea he'd been working on for the better part of a decade: starting a full-service security company for athletes that provides safe drivers, undercover bodyguards and unofficial angels-on-the-shoulder.

    Putting Athletes in Bubbles

  • Given high unemployment, companies could hire young workers to replace older ones, but many jobs require years of on-the-job training.

    Keeping Boomers Fit for Work

  • Soon, the president will be signing a fifth Make It In America bill, which promotes private sector, on-the-job training for veterans in the growing energy sector.

    Rep. Steny Hoyer: Democrats' Make It In America Agenda

  • Spitting in the Face of The Devil begins with Brader receiving word that his father a former Marine has succumbed to an on-the-job heart attack.

    George Heymont: Stiff Upper Lips

  • Hungarian police have confiscated documents from the company, and the National Investigation Office was looking into whether on-the-job carelessness was a factor in the disaster.

    Hungary Toxic Sludge Has 'Surprisingly High' Levels Of Arsenic, Mercury, According To Greenpeace


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