Definition of employable in English:


Pronunciation /ɪmˈplɔɪəb(ə)l/ /ɛmˈplɔɪəb(ə)l/


  • 1Suitable for paid work.

    ‘they will emerge as highly employable graduates’
    ‘students with employable skills’
    • ‘The key element in the Harris governments reforms was a mandatory workfare program for employable individuals.’
    • ‘The aim is to turn out more employable youngsters.’
    • ‘He said ideally the school, which is residential, aims to produce employable students who can play a useful role in society.’
    • ‘The number of employable workers without employment has been variously estimated up to a maximum of 350,000.’
    • ‘In many east German towns and cities, a third of the employable population is out of work.’
    • ‘A different problem faces the developed countries: the increase is in the older age groups, especially those that are beyond employable age.’
    • ‘Absent a minimum wage law, everybody is employable at some price.’
    • ‘Why spend a fiscal fortune educating our workforce if they leave the country as soon as they are employable?’
    • ‘University is about learning life lessons, becoming a independent person and becoming the perfect, employable candidate.’
    • ‘Finally, don't limit your investigation to teaching simply because it is the only employable activity that you can do.’
  • 2Able to be used.

    ‘this report shows the attempts to incriminate me by whatever means employable’
    • ‘The Army has addressed the requirement for unity of effort by establishing regionally oriented, globally employable, theater sustainment commands.’
    • ‘Yes, our tactical and operational capabilities must be rapidly deployable, immediately employable, highly mobile and lethal, durable, and sustainable.’
    • ‘The law has set limits to the means properly employable for this purpose.’
    • ‘Little information is directly employable for end-user tasks, such as printing booklets, mirroring Web sites or searching through e-mail.’
    • ‘The wing commander's mission is to provide a trained and employable force of squadrons and specified unit type codes.’
    • ‘The AEF is an adaptable and rapidly employable set of air and space assets that provide the president, secretary of defense, and combatant commanders with options for missions.’
    • ‘Units will be capable of deploying rapidly anywhere in the world by a combination of military and commercial land, sea and airlift, using multiple points of entry, and immediately employable upon arrival.’
    • ‘The Admiral suggests that the United States is unlikely to utilize the extensive network of overseas bases that had previously been employable for sustaining our national military objectives.’
    • ‘Adapting our forces will require a capabilities-based, modular, flexible, and rapidly employable Joint-Army team.’
    • ‘The letters and documents of this unique collection are easily employable for major research projects.’



/ɪmˈplɔɪəb(ə)l/ /ɛmˈplɔɪəb(ə)l/