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layoff

noun [C] ( also lay-off)
 
 
/ˈleɪɒf/ HR
the act of ending a worker's job, sometimes temporarily, usually because there is not enough work to do: Workers have been warned to expect further layoffs. Layoff notices are expected when business slows after Christmas.
a period when someone is not working because their job ended or they were forced to leave it: long/short/temporary layoff A long layoff can help a budget but it can make workers less productive when they return.
Translations of “layoff”
in Chinese (Traditional) 解僱,解聘,下崗, 停工期, 歇工期…
in Russian увольнение…
in Turkish işten çıkarma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解雇,解聘,下岗, 停工期, 歇工期…
in Polish zwolnienie…
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