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slave market

slang An area where day laborers gather to be hired by a prospective employer. Potentially offensive. I'm just out of prison with no experience or qualifications. Where else am I going to find work other than the slave market?
See also: market, slave

slave market

n. a job market where many candidates for jobs come face to face with potential employers. I gotta go to the annual slave market this year. We’re hiring for a change.
See also: market, slave
References in classic literature ?
Noureddin, convinced at length of the truth of her words, yielded, and reluctantly led her to the slave market, where, showing her to a dealer named Hagi Hassan, he inquired her value.
"May it please your Majesty, I had gone to the slave market to buy myself a cook.
Instead we should be upon our way to the slave market. Are you ready?"
It is in this book that we find the story of how Gregory saw the pretty children in the Roman slave market, and of how, for love of their fair faces, he sent Augustine to teach the heathen Saxons about Christ.
After Gaddafi was brutally murdered in October 2011, Libya descended into chaos and civil war, featuring open-air slave markets trafficking migrants from sub-saharan Africa and the surge of terrorism, including the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
Sexual slavery, codified by sharia in a land where one of the main exports was slaves, is referred to, again as is customary, as "concubinage," and Christian women bought in slave markets or captured in jihad are here rendered "concubines." Whenever something reflects badly on al-Andalus, the book helpfully points out that the same outrage also existed under Christianity, and, accordingly, we are reminded of the similar treatment of Muslim women in Christian lands.
They invariably ended up in the slave markets of Central Asia.
The UN migration agency (IOM) in April 2017 said it had received reports about the existence of slave markets in Libya where West African migrants are being bought and sold openly.
Plan International's country director in South Sudan, George Otim, said: "That a girl could be sold for marriage on the world's biggest social networking site in this day and age is beyond belief." He added, "This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets."
"This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets," Plan International's country director in South Sudan, George Otim, said. "That a girl could be sold for marriage on the world's biggest social networking site in this day and age is beyond belief... While it is common for dowries to be used in marriages in South Sudanese culture, nothing can excuse the way this girl 6 who is still a child 6 has been treated as nothing more than an object, sold off to the bidder prepared to offer the most money and goods."
Out tour guide on the Hop On Hop Off double-decker bus informed us in an otherwise wholly entertaining monologue, that 2,000 people were sold in Natchez slave markets.
There's a much darker side too, from plantations to slave markets. Paying a visit to just one such site to remind yourself of the unbearable racism the African-American population faced is an eye-opener.
Because of Islamic State's actions during those fourteen days, not only have Yazidis lost their villages and livelihoods, they've lost generations to death and sex slave markets. Their horror and sense of betrayal has resulted in flight far beyond Mount Sinjar.
Migrants in Libya are often starved and beaten by armed groups, and there have been reports of "open slave markets" where migrants are put on sale, according to the U.N.
During the summer of 1627, corsairs from Algiers and Sale, Morocco sailed to Iceland where they killed about 30 people and carried off another 400 or so for the slave markets. About 10% were eventually ransomed.