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
When the economy tanked a decade ago, Ellen Waylonis took a voluntary layoff from her marketing job and pursued her longtime secret ambition: running off to join the circus.
In March, a consulting group hired by Univision recommended the Fusion Media Group's budget be slashed by more than a third and also recommended more layoffs.
The announcement comes a week after a report that Univision was planning to layoff or buy out as much as 15% of Onion Inc.’s workforce.
Now, Mid-Continent is strongly considering a second round of 200 layoffs, says company spokeswoman Elizabeth Heaton, and all 500 employees could be axed by Labor Day.
In the short run, tariffs may force U.S. brands to move some of their production overseas and result in layoffs among European or Chinese companies directly affected by tariffs.
The ebbing tides of winter layoffs cut O’Donnell loose from Angeline.
Last month, the company announced layoffs believed to hit its solar installation division.
Vaughn Hillyard / NBC News Before this month’s layoffs, the company had doubled its workforce since 2012.
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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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