The workers employed in a specific project or activity.(noun)
All the people working or available to work, as in a nation, company, industry, or on a project.(noun)
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Use "work force" in a sentence
"Turrialba, in a series of bitter, frequently violent conflicts, was able to avoid organization of its work force at the mines until 1959, although its railroad and port employees were included in the early drives of the FKO later the NLF."
"Despite repeated attempts by the Communist NLF in the early years and later by the KWC, Turrialba consistently resisted efforts to organize the work force at the mines."
"In 1979 over 90% of the corn products in Peru was dominated by Industrias del Maiz S.A. The Indemsa plant had not increased its work force by more than 10% in its fifteen years, yet during this time sales more than tripled in real terms and rose twenty times in money terms."