Examples of layoff in a Sentence
The company announced the layoff of several hundred employees.
More layoffs are expected at the factory later this year.
The band finally has a new album after a three year layoff.
a layoff of three years
Recent Examples of layoff from the Web
His departure was not related to layoffs last month, when the company cut 1,500 jobs in California – including 1,231 in San Diego.
The race was supposed to be a showdown between Fault and Vale Dori, coming off an eight-month layoff.
His only off-the-board finish came in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream (won by Audible), his first start as a 3-year-old after more than a two-month layoff.
After a six-day layoff, the Sixers were back in action for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Celtics.
Vanes Martirosyan opted for a radically different approach in his return from a two-year layoff.
This latest incarnation, after a lengthy layoff, came about when creator Joel Hodgson launched a crowdfunding effort.
Last month, ProPublica reported that over the past five years, IBM has targeted its older American employees for layoffs.
Osaka is ranked a career-best 22nd, while Williams' ranking is 491st after a layoff of more than a year.
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Definition of lay off
- wish you'd just lay off
Examples of lay off in a Sentence
you need to lay off eating those jelly doughnuts, or you'll end up looking like one
lay off Synonyms
have done with, put the kibosh on;
Financial Definition of LAYOFF
What It Is
A layoff is a temporary or permanent termination of employment by an employer.
How It Works
Let's say John Doe works for Company XYZ. He has worked there for 15 years. Company XYZ begins having cash flow problems and has to reduce its labor expense in order to avoid going out of business. In turn, it decides to shed 1,000 workers, of which John is one. This mass termination is called a layoff.
A layoff is not the same as being fired. Firings typically occur when an employee is at fault or has disobeyed company policies; terminations are not necessarily a direct reflection of a particular employee's performance (although it takes a village to wreck a company).
Why It Matters
From an investing standpoint, layoffs indicate a struggling company and thus are red flags for their investors. Layoffs can be surprises to people, and they are one of many reasons that investors should have emergency funds on hand at all times.
However, people often get some indication that a layoff is coming. The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers to provide 60 days' notice (sometimes more) of plant closings and mass layoffs. However, this applies to companies with more than 100 employees (and that 100 generally cannot include people who have been with the company for fewer than six months or part-timers).
LAYOFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of layoff for English Language Learners
: the act of ending the employment of a worker or group of workers
: a period of time during which there is no activity
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