Definition of homeworker in English:

homeworker

noun

  • A person who works from home, especially doing low-paid piecework.

    • ‘In its heyday, the garment industry became the leading employer of homeworkers.’
    • ‘As several homeworkers remarked during in-depth interviews, they felt reaffirmed as independent and powerful people, as household heads, as mothers who were successful in keeping their families together.’
    • ‘‘One of our primary aims this year is to ensure that the government gives the employment status of homeworkers the attention that it deserves,’ she said.’
    • ‘It is estimated 70 per cent of garment workers are women, working in factories, sweatshops, or as homeworkers.’
    • ‘In some cases, trade unions have begun to organise homeworkers; in others, non-governmental organisations have been set up in the form of networks or cooperatives.’
    • ‘The researchers will also be giving information and support to homeworkers who want to try to fight for their right to the minimum wage.’
    • ‘The essential tool was the sewing machine, which was relatively cheap, so little or no capital was required to set up a small workshop and also find homeworkers.’
    • ‘But some technological changes resulted in new forms of homework or a greater demand for certain traditional tasks performed by homeworkers.’
    • ‘Some employers have been using the system to cheat homeworkers out of their hard-earned cash, but this should make it more difficult to do so.’
    • ‘The Government promised over six years ago to sign the International Labour Organisation's convention on homeworkers' rights.’
    • ‘Women are disproportionately employed in the so-called atypical workforce of part-timers, temporary workers, and homeworkers.’
    • ‘The government needs to look at the status of homeworkers as they have no protection at the moment.’
    • ‘We homeworkers must adapt to our surroundings.’
    • ‘In 1999, he documented the experiences of 30 homeworkers in a report that shattered the then-popular image of homework as a stress-free and more flexible alternative to full-time office or factory work.’
    • ‘Freelancers and homeworkers can also lose the habits of deference that oil the wheels of office life.’
    • ‘Research is showing that higher productivity levels are achieved by homeworkers.’
    • ‘We know compliance is a problem in this sector but these amendments should help ensure that homeworkers are finally able to receive the full level of the national minimum wage.’
    • ‘Some vendors may provide automatic patch updating for home users, and such systems may be appropriate for updating your mobile workforce and remote homeworkers with the latest security fixes.’

Pronunciation

homeworker

/ˈhōmˌwərkər/