labor-intensive labor-intensive

Definition(s):

  • (adj) requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital

Usage(s):

  1. Because the farm is organic, production can be much more labor-intensive than in a conventional operation hence the need for hands-on work.
  2. Competing there is a complicated, labor-intensive undertaking that, once finished, is cast off as an oddity and never repeated.
  3. And if having to give Catalog Choice your customer numbers from umpteen mailing labels sounds a little too labor-intensive, you can pay GreenDimes.

News

  1. Residents Anxious To Return To Colorado Fire Zone

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) â With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history. The labor-intensive work is necessary because extremely dry grass and trees could quickly ignite if wind stirs up hot spots in the densely wooded Black Forest near Colorado Springs. ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KUTV Salt Lake City

  2. Steady rain falls as crews work against Colo. fire

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history. The labor-intensive work is necessary because extremely dry grass and trees could quickly ignite if wind stirs up hot spots in the densely wooded Black Forest near Colorado Springs. Firefighters ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. Crews working to get more Colo. fire evacuees home

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Firefighters worked to get more people evacuated by Colorado's most destructive wildfire back home Sunday by digging up and extinguishing hot spots to protect homes still standing near Colorado Springs. The labor-intensive work is necessary because extremely dry grass and trees could quickly ignite if wind stirs up one of those hot spots. The grass has less than 3 ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "This is very painstaking work ...... it is labor-intensive work but it is necessary work," Rice said at a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. "We continue to believe that it is an achievable goal to have an...
    on May 4, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: CNN

  2. "The US and Mexican economy complement one another; with the US being capital-intensive and the Mexican labor-intensive," said Mr. Calderón, standing next to Mr. Bush. "And that explains immigration, an economic phenomenon between two...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: President Felipe Calderón Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "India, too, is growing rapidly and important steps are being taken to improve the infrastructure. Reform of the labour laws are urgently needed, if jobs are to be created in labor-intensive sectors, and I note the Prime Minister supported this...
    on Apr 19, 2006 By: Raghuram Rajan Source: Hindu

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