v. To increase the size of a company’s workforce.

Example Citations:
The branch needed an additional sales manager in the office, sources explained, as it looks to upstaff by 20 producers in the coming year.
—JH, “Oppenheimer hires Smith Barney’s Harris for midtown branch expansion,” Securities Week, January 1, 1999

Samsung is planning to upstaff and move its West Coast offices, currently located in Orange County, to Century City.
—Rex Weiner and Michael Williams, “ Samsung, Milchan pact,”Daily Variety, February 29, 1996

Earliest Citation:
Mr. Armes said “a decision by the ministry to upstaff the service it operates in Brampton was a key factor” in the negotiators‘ decision to recommend the new offer.
—Gary Webb, “Health ministry accused of strikebreaking,” The Globe and Mail (Canada), December 31, 1988

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