em•ploy•ment: The exchange of one’s expertise/skills and personal time in exchange for currency or any other means of reimbursement.
You request a specific set of skills and an alotted amount of time from me to accomplish a task/project. Therefore, upon my employment, you give me whatever I want or I accept whatever you're offering in return; proir to or upon completion of the task/project.
To be in a state of having a job.
John is not in employment. He is a lazy tosser.