layoff

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lay·off

 (lā′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. The act of suspending or dismissing an employee, as for lack of work or because of corporate reorganization.
2. A period of temporary inactivity or rest.

layoff

(ˈleɪɒf)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a dismissal; redundancy
2. a period of inactivity

lay•off

(ˈleɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

n.
1. the act of dismissing employees, esp. temporarily.
2. a period of enforced unemployment.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.layoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work forcelayoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work force
closedown, shutdown, closing, closure - termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"

layoff

noun unemployment, firing (informal), sacking (informal), dismissal, discharge The closure will result in layoffs of an estimated 2000 employees.
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layoff

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