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recruit from (something or some place)

1. To seek out new members for one's group, company, or organization from some location or source. We've had to recruit from abroad because there simply aren't enough people in this country with the skillsets we need. The military recruits from all over the country, but has the most success in Southern and Midwestern states.
2. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for one's group, company, or organization from some location or source. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "from." We try our best to recruit from the local area first, before expanding our search to other parts of the state. We recruit our engineers from the very best post-graduate courses around the country.
3. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for one's group, company, or organization from some other group, company, or organization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "from." I heard they recruited the new CFO from one of our biggest competitors. A lot of companies have non-compete clauses in their employment contracts so that they don't have staff recruited from them by competing businesses.
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recruit someone from something

to convince someone to leave something and join one's own group. Phyllis recruited a new work team from the company she used to work for. We recruited a number of people from private industry.
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Unions welcomed the news and said recruiting from abroad could ease the pressure on drivers in areas suffering from staff shortages.
Last night Mr Harris said: "Recruiting from the new EU countries is a viable option.
Stagecoach operations director in the North-East Graham Brown said the company had suffered from staff shortages in the past year and would consider recruiting from the accession countries.
Recruiting from Poland is something we might look at in the future."
A Department of Health spokesperson confirmed that the new stricter policy would also apply to the recruiting of social workers, Ian Johnston, director of the British Association of Social Workers, said that he expected similar rules to be imposed on local authorities recruiting from abroad in the near future.