lay-off

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lay-off

[ˈleɪɒf] N (= act) → despido m; (= period) → paro m (involuntario), baja f

lay-off

[ˈleɪˌɒf] n (permanent) → licenziamento; (temporary) → messa in cassa integrazione
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The story was simple to him: good prospects that warranted the starting of the tunnel into the sidehill; the three months' work and the getting short of money; the lay-off while the men went away and got jobs; then the return and a new stretch of work, with the "pay" ever luring and ever receding into the mountain, until, after years of hope, the men had given up and vanished.
The majority of the lay-offs were in the bank's Pune and Hyderabad offices and included technology functions.
Before the lay-offs, the network had about 4,000 staff, a spokesman said.
This is the second round of lay-offs that the firm has made
13 September 2011 - Finnish electronics maker Incap Oyj (HEL:ICP1V) unveiled today plans for temporary lay-offs at its plant in Helsinki, which currently has a total 62 employees, in a move to prepare for an expected decline in demand.
The meeting was held at the foundation's headquarters in Beirut and aimed at condemning the lay-offs at prominent Arabic newspaper An-Nahar and the Lebanese television station MTV.
THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said it saw a dramatic rise in calls to its legal advice line on lay-offs and redundancies in the first two quarters of this year.
The lay-offs are among staff who recently transferred from the Shanghai Motor Technical Centre in Leamington - a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAIC/Nanjing - to Longbridge.
The lay-offs are likely to commence in phases from January 2009.
Workers at the plant were left reeling after they were sent letters warning them to expect temporary lay-offs in December, just hours after they were reassured their jobs were safe.
He writes that corporate layoffs received "a green light from Clinton," but he doesn't quite explain how a president could have given lay-offs a red or even yellow light (short of using the "bully pulpit" of the presidency and the incentives of awarding federal contracts to responsible employers, both of which Clinton sporadically tried to do).