To hire someone is to give a job to a person. An owner of a business, a manager, a human resources director, or a homeowner decides that a man or a woman has good qualifications for a job and wants to make that person part of a company or provide that person a form of employment.
- They’re hiring new workers.
- That new hotel is currently hiring.
- A lot of retailers will be hiring in the summer.
- My neighbor says he needs to hire someone to do some electrical work.
- Who did they decide to hire?
The verb "hire" is often used in the passive voice:
- Who was hired to do the job?
- Twenty new people were hired last week as the company continues to expand.
- Kevin was finally hired for a job after being unemployed for two years.
- It’s difficult to get hired without certain computer skills.
He just got hired!
The word "hiring" is frequently used as a gerund:
- Hiring new workers at that company came to a sudden stop when the recession began.
- They’re doing a lot of hiring.
- Who does the hiring for your company?
- Do you know anyone hiring right now?
The word "hire" is sometimes used as a noun:
- A new hire will start work next week. (a new hire = a new employee.)
- They added ten new hires in the last year.
You can also use "hire" as an adjective by adding a "d" to the end of the word:
- A newly hired worker has a lot to learn.
- The farm found enough hired hands to complete the harvest. (hired hand = worker; a temporary laborer)
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April 9, 2013