requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital
"cottage industries are labor intensive"
Requiring a great deal of work, especially physical and manual effort.
The numerical value of labor-intensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of labor-intensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Given that the sector is labor intensive there could be concerns about this hurting margins.
A lot of math, statistics, dispensed through the mail. It was very labor intensive. ... It wasn't customizable.
What we experience early in our life does have an impact in how we perform later in life, Men that tend to have more labor-intensive jobs tend to have less grip strength later in life.
I feel confident that I'm never going to have a plane with my name on it, how do you run a grassroots campaign? It's very time intensive. It's labor intensive. You don't do it sitting back in the easy chair. You don't do it from a TV studio in Manhattan.
Over the years we've developed a large number of contacts, particularly through the archives in the East, which enabled us to approach these people, it's incredibly labor intensive and incredibly expensive. In order to find one perpetrator, one person who pulls the trigger and shoots people, researchers have to go through the original SS records and trawl through thousands and thousands of names. They've got to compare them against trial records. They've often got to go to the Russian archives to see whether any of these people were prosecuted. Then they've got to go through phone books in Germany. They've got to try and trace relatives and so on….
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