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Labor Intensive

Describing an industry or sector in which it is difficult to produce a good or service without a large amount of labor. Labor intensive industries require either a large number of employees or a large number of hours worked by employees, or both, in order to be successful. Labor intensity may be quantified by taking a ratio of the cost of labor (i.e. wages and salaries) as a proportion of the total capital cost of producing the good or service. The higher the ratio, the higher the labor intensity. Labor intensive industries may control costs in bad economies by laying off workers. Examples of labor intensive industries include agriculture, mining, and hospitality.
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But for a company that serves thousands of customers an airline, a visitor attraction, healthcare organization or a government agency processing thousands of comments so they mean something can require months of labor intense hours, Patel said.
Room to expand and grow the already stable base of business!Minimal amount of producted needed to be inventoried.Not very labor intense nd employees do not need any special skills.
The officer said over the past ten years, the labor supply to agriculture has been continuously shrinking and has resulted in a major problem in the labor intense agriculture sector.
Faced with disappointing results, leaders often resort to even more creative but labor intense processes to try to boost returns.
Automatic x-ray inspection incorporates technological advances made through the years, and offers an alternative to the labor intense process of one operator per station analyzing tire images on a viewing screen.