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sign someone on

to employ someone; to recruit someone as an employee. How many workers did the manager sign on? The construction company signed on ten new workers.
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sign on (with someone or something) (as something)

to join up with someone or something in a particular capacity by signing a contract or agreement. I signed on with the captain of the Felicity Anne as first mate. Roger signed on as manager for the new store.
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sign on

to announce the beginning of a broadcast transmission. The announcer signed on and then played "The Star-Spangled Banner." We usually sign on at six in the morning.
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sign on

1. Enlist oneself as an employee, as in Arthur decided to sign on with the new software company. [Late 1800s]
2. Begin radio or television broadcasting, especially at the beginning of the day, as in What time does the station sign on? [c. 1920]
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sign on

v.
1. To enlist oneself, especially as an employee: He signed on for two years with the Peace Corps. She signed on as a sales representative and was soon promoted to district manager.
2. To start transmission with an identification of the broadcasting station: Our local public television station signs on every morning at 6:00.
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Bosse Falgard, Sign On's President & CEO, adds: "PCT's opinion implies considerable advantages and opportunities for Sign On when we now negotiate with agents, customers and licensees for FormPipe at both a global and domestic level.
Sign On AB (publ) is listed on OM, the New Market at the Stockholm Exchange.
Sign On is a software company supplying the product FormPipe and Sign On Electronic forms.
At the start of October Sign On concluded a contract with EDS, which has purchased the right to use FormPipe for a number of selected customers in Scandinavia.
Given its global presence and close relations with the world's major companies, authorities and organisations, EDS is an ideal co-operation partner for Sign On.
Within the framework of the banking consortium Bankernas ID-tjanst, Sign On and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) will offer the banks' customers the opportunity to identify themselves electronically and use an electronic signature to sign forms and documents via the Internet in their dealings with authorities and companies.
During the third quarter of 2001 Oslo municipality concluded an agreement with Sign On concerning the right to use FormPipe.