The noun "employment" can be both countable and uncountable.
Meaning: the giving of work to someone, or the state of having work
Example sentence: The employment of young children in full-time work is not allowed.
Meaning: an exchange of labour for payment, usually under contract
Example sentence: Please list your previous employments and any pensions you receive for them.
Note: The countable meaning of "employment" is mostly found in written documents and regulations, and is not normally used in everyday conversation.
Test your understanding:
- Even if you have a university degree, it can be difficult to find employment just now.
- The terms of an employment depend on company policy and government regulations.