A contractor is a person or company that performs work on a contract basis. The term might refer to:

  • General contractor, individual or organisation that contracts with another individual or organisation (the owner) for the construction of a building, road or additional facility
  • Government contractor, private company which produces goods or services for the government
  • Defense contractor, arms industry which provides weapons or military goods to a government
  • Subcontractor, an individual or business that signs a contract to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract
  • School bus contractor, a private company or proprietorship which provides school bus service to a school district or non-public school
  • Independent contractor, a natural person, business or corporation which provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract
  • Private military company, organisation or individual that contracts to provide services of a military nature
  • The Contractor (2007 film), a 2007 film starring Wesley Snipes
  • The Contractor (2013 film), a 2013 film starring Danny Trejo
  • Consultant, a professional who provides expert advice in a particular domain or area of expertise
  • Permatemp, a person who works for an organisation for an extended period via a staffing agency

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