Definition of "labor-intensive" [labor-intensive]
- (adjective) Requiring or having a large expenditure of labor in comparison to capital: "Intrigue and subversion are labor-intensive undertakings” ( George F. Kennan).
Use "labor-intensive" in a sentence
- "This is what is known as a labor-intensive industry, where all the cost, almost all the cost, should be labor because that’s what it is."
- "Outsourcing firms are low-margin, labor-intensive "body shops" that often do run-of-the-mill tech support for office workers or manage data centers."
- "Many small business owners complain that despite the government's call for them to transform their labor-intensive business model, or Zhuanxing in Chinese, there has been little policy support offered."