la mano de obra
-the workforce
See the entry for mano de obra.

mano de obra

A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (employees)
a. workforce
Una mano de obra mejor preparada incrementará la productividad.A more highly skilled workforce will increase productivity.
b. labor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Muchos empleadores se quejan de la falta de mano de obra capacitada.Many employers are complaining about the lack of skilled labor.
c. labour (United Kingdom)
No queremos limitar la libre circulación de mano de obra dentro de la Unión Europea.We don't want to restrict the free movement of labour within the European Union.
d. manpower
Debido a la creciente escasez de mano de obra en la región, reclutamos a muchos trabajadores extranjeros.Because of the increasing lack of manpower in the region, we are recruiting a lot of foreign workers.
2. (work)
a. labor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La mano de obra y los repuestos tienen garantía de dos años.Labor and parts have a two-year warranty.
b. labour (United Kingdom)
Los trabajadores venden su mano de obra para poder sobrevivir.Workers sell their labour to be able to survive.
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