Definition of employable. (Entry 1 of 2) : capable of being employed.
The first records of the word unemployable come from the late 1800s. It’s formed from the prefix un-, meaning “not,” and the word employable, which is first recorded around the 1600s. Its base word, the verb employ, derives from the Latin implicāre, meaning “to engage.”
The film’s director was Mr. Lumet, who hired Mr. Bernstein under his own name, thus effectively restoring him to the ranks of the employable. — John Anderson, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2021 And a disturbingly large number of workers will face longer-lasting problems, and will not be so quickly employable when business demand picks up.