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layoffnoun

also lay-off uk   /ˈleɪ.ɒf/ us   /ˈleɪ.ɑːf/
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layoffnoun [C usually pl]

us   /ˈleiˌɔf/
an act of ending a worker’s job, esp. when the worker has done nothing wrong: Executives say no layoffs are expected as a result of the merger.
(Definition of layoff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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layoffnoun [C]

also lay-off uk   /ˈleɪɒf/ us   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.
(Definition of layoff from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “layoff”
in Chinese (Simplified) 解雇,解聘,下岗, 停工期, 歇工期…
in Turkish işten çıkarma…
in Russian увольнение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解僱,解聘,下崗, 停工期, 歇工期…
in Polish zwolnienie…
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