contract employee

Definition

An employee who works under contract for an employer. A contract employee is hired for a specific job at a specific rate of pay. A contract employee does not become a regular addition to the staff and is not considered a permanent employee.

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  • I was a contract employee and that meant that I was working for someone and had to do what I was told to fulfill my contract.

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  • Edward Snowden, the man who leaked info about the NSA to the public was a contract employee to the NSA, his actual employer is Booz Allen Hamilton.

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  • We need to hire a contract employee for the networking project, since no one employed here is qualified to do the job.

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