subcontracting

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A business practice where main contractor hires additional individuals or companies called subcontractors to help complete a project. The main contractor is still in charge and must oversee hires to ensure project is executed and completed as specified in contract.

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Most of our work is all done in-house so we can keep profits higher than if we were subcontracting the work out to another company.
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We decided to engage in subcontracting to ensure the project would be completed on time as we did not want any more full time employees.
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A construction company can maintain a smaller staff and better handle temporary periods of high work volumes by subcontracting portions of their projects to other companies or individuals.
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