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job-share Line breaks: job-share
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɒbʃɛː/

Definition of job-share in English:


[no object]
(Of two part-time employees) share the work and pay of a single full-time job: some employers will not allow you to job-share (as noun job-sharing) there are opportunities for job-sharing
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  • My own wife was able to come back into the teaching profession on a part-time basis, job-sharing with another person, so I have first-hand experience of the matter.
  • Today, a more sophisticated workforce is seeking more flexible use of time - part-time work, job-sharing and contract work are fast becoming the norm.
  • There needs to be a radical overhaul of the system to increase job-sharing and to give people incentives to work full-time.


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An arrangement in which two people share the work and pay of a single full-time job: she was working in a job-share at the research department
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  • Australia would not be the first to inquire, but they would be the furthest, as Hiddink, 59, knew once he negotiated a peculiar job-share arrangement.
  • The winning companies will use their share of the funding for things like job-shares, flexible working locations and hours.
  • With rumours rife that Alex McLeish is about to depart Easter Road for West Ham, could the Hibees be about to experiment with an inventive job-share?


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  • Employers must be pushed into catering more for part-timers and job-sharers, says the report Rethinking Families.
  • Nursing posts had gone from seven full-time staff to one full-time nurse and one job-sharer.
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