Definitions (2)

1.General: Total supply of personnel available or engaged for a specific job or task.
2.Economics: Total labor force of a nation, including both men and women. If there are more people than available jobs, it is called manpower surplus; if available people are fewer than jobs, it is called manpower deficit.

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  • When you are ready to expand your business you must make sure that you will have a manpower to handle it.

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  • We have decided to hold interviews in the coming weeks because, with the increased demand for our products, we need much more manpower.

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  • We simply cannot provide the manpower that would be needed to fulfill all of your goals in a timely manner; to ask us to do so would be both unsafe and unfair.

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