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
Bad injury Palmieri has only recently returned from a long layoff due to a cruciate ligament injury, whilst Giroud suffered from a hamstring problem in his final weeks at Arsenal.
County Budget Officer Bill Jackson said no layoffs are expected, and the only department that will see a spending cut is his.
Garrett had no layoff from his playing career to becoming the Miami Dolphins’ quarterbacks coach in 2005-06.
This is the second round of layoffs since Farah became CEO of Funny or Die in 2016.
The source familiar with the matter told the Observer that layoffs are not anticipated as part of any changes.
Calabrese said no layoffs would be needed on March 11.
Given these massive layoffs across so many levels of the Walmart corporation, the number of people even eligible for parental and maternity leave has dropped by the thousands in one day.
The rust clearly showed in Brisbane after his long layoff, but Raonic should be physically fresh in Melbourne.
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First Known Use of layoff
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
First Known Use of lay off
lay off Synonyms
Synonymsbreak, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, stop, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, shut off
Related Wordscomplete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuff
Near Antonymscarry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir
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
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