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The process of assisting a terminated employee find a new job.
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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a service that offers counselling and careers advice, esp to redundant executives, which is paid for by their previous employer
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(ˈaʊtˌpleɪs mənt)

assistance in finding a new job, provided by a company for an employee who is being let go.
out`place′, v.t. -placed, -plac•ing.
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A statement on behalf of the company said: "Management at PI will seek to redeploy as many employees as possible into suitable alternative roles across the group and to facilitate outplacement and training support for all at Swancote."
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Foreigners are disproportionately affected by unemployment in Switzerland, according to outplacement and career transition company Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH).
"Outplacement services give you a space to strengthen your voice around finding employment.
Motorola said in a statement that it was committed to helping its staff through "this difficult transition" and would provide generous severance packages, as well as outplacement services to help people find new jobs.
According to Papalexandris (1996), "outplacement" is a term, which appeared in the US in the early 1970s, is used to describe the efforts made by the downsizing company to help its redundant employees find a new job.