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German term or phrase:Zeitarbeit
English translation:temporary work/job / contracting
Entered by: Karl Apsel
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10:39 Mar 6, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: Zeitarbeit
On the subject of employment again, they talk about "Zeitarbeit" and "Zeitarbeitunternehmer".

Do we talk about temping/temporary work? Temporary employees?

I look foward to hearing your suggestions.

Desmond
Desmond
temporary work/job / contracting
Explanation:
"Zeitarbeit" means to work for a company for a specified period of time, i.e. not as a full time employee.

Pons translates "Zeitarbeit" with "temporary work/job". Today though, especially in the IT industry, you would more often find the expression "contract work" or "contracting".

"Zeitarbeitunternehmer" could therefore be a "temporary worker/employee" or simply a "contractor".

BUT there might be chance that "Zeitarbeitunternehmer" may actually mean an "agency" for temporary work. This would very definetely be the case if the source word would be "Zeitarbeitunternehmen" - which is an agency that makes contact between outsourcing companies and contractors.
You might want to check the context of your document in case this might apply.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Summary of answers provided
na"Zeitarbeit" is called temporary work/job; a"Zeitarbeitsunternehmer" is called a temporary agency;RMBogucki
natemporary work/jobxxxHenri
na"work for which additional staff is employed for a specific periodtransatgees
natemporary work/job / contracting
Karl Apsel
natemporary workSabine Cane


  

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16 mins
temporary work


Explanation:
Zeitarbeit - temporary work ; (nach Zeit bezahlte Arbeit) time work (Ggs. Akkordarbeit

Zeitarbeitunternehmer - temporary employment company

Zeitnehmer - temporary worker; temp

You are right, it's all about temping.

:o)


    Dietl/Lorenz Dict. of legal, commercial + political terms
Sabine Cane
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20 mins
temporary work/job / contracting


Explanation:
"Zeitarbeit" means to work for a company for a specified period of time, i.e. not as a full time employee.

Pons translates "Zeitarbeit" with "temporary work/job". Today though, especially in the IT industry, you would more often find the expression "contract work" or "contracting".

"Zeitarbeitunternehmer" could therefore be a "temporary worker/employee" or simply a "contractor".

BUT there might be chance that "Zeitarbeitunternehmer" may actually mean an "agency" for temporary work. This would very definetely be the case if the source word would be "Zeitarbeitunternehmen" - which is an agency that makes contact between outsourcing companies and contractors.
You might want to check the context of your document in case this might apply.

Hope this helps. Good luck.


    Pons, own experience as "contractor"
Karl Apsel
Ireland
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15 hrs
"work for which additional staff is employed for a specific period


Explanation:
See ref


    Langenscheidt's Encyclopaedic Dictionary
transatgees
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18 hrs
temporary work/job


Explanation:
Please note that it is explicitly mentioned in:


    Collins German-English Dictionary
xxxHenri
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1 day 19 hrs
"Zeitarbeit" is called temporary work/job; a"Zeitarbeitsunternehmer" is called a temporary agency;


Explanation:
people who work for them are called temporary employees.




    I used to work for temp agencies in Germany and the US
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