labour exchange

noun former term for jobcentre.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Labour Exchange — noun A former name for a ↑job centre (see under ↑job1) • • • Main Entry: ↑labour …   Useful english dictionary

  • labour exchange — labour ex.change n old fashioned a British government office where people went to find jobs in the past →↑job centre …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • labour exchange — labour ex,change noun count BRITISH OLD FASHIONED a place where people went to get help in finding a job. The usual British word for this is now job centre …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • labour exchange — noun (C) a former British government office where people went to find jobs compare job centre …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • labour exchange — /ˈleɪbər əkstʃeɪndʒ/ (say laybuhr uhkschaynj) noun British → unemployment office …   Australian English dictionary

  • exchange — I n. act of exchanging 1) to agree to; make an exchange 2) a cultural exchange 3) in exchange for 4) an exchange between place where items are bought or sold 5) a commodity; corn (BE), grain (AE); farmers ; post (AE); stock exchange central… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Labour — n. & v. (US, Austral. labor) n. 1 a physical or mental work; exertion; toil. b such work considered as supplying the needs of a community. 2 a workers, esp. manual, considered as a class or political force (a dispute between capital and labour).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • labour — n. & v. (US, Austral. labor) n. 1 a physical or mental work; exertion; toil. b such work considered as supplying the needs of a community. 2 a workers, esp. manual, considered as a class or political force (a dispute between capital and labour).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Labour Exchanges Act 1909 — The Labour Exchange Act was an Act of Parliament which saw the creation of Labour Exchanges. The stated purpose of which were to help the unemployed find employment.Fact|date=February 2007Prior to Labour Exchanges workers would have to search for …   Wikipedia

  • exchange — 1 /Iks tSeIndZ/ noun 1 GIVING/RECEIVING (C, U) the act of exchanging one thing for another or doing something to someone at the same time as they do it to you: an exchange of political prisoners | an honest exchange of information | fair exchange …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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