Definition of Layoff

1. Noun. The act of laying off an employee or a work force.

Generic synonyms: Closedown, Closing, Closure, Shutdown
Derivative terms: Lay Off



Definition of Layoff

1. Noun. A dismissal of employees from their jobs because of tightened budgetary constraints or work shortage (not due to poor performance or misconduct). ¹

2. Noun. A period of time when someone is unavailable for work. ¹

3. Noun. (British football) A short pass that has been rolled in front of another player for them to kick. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Layoff

1. the suspension or dismissal of employees [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Layoff

laying on of hands
laying open
laying out
laying over
laying siege
laying up
laying waste
layings
layins
layland
laylock
laylocks
layman
laymen
layn
layoff (current term)
layoffs
layout
layouts
layover
layovers
laypeople
layperson
laypersons
lays
lays a foundation
lays bare
lays down
lays off
lays out

Literary usage of Layoff

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1. Dislocated Workers: Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act Not by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"These employers did not (1) file notices with workers, (2) provide notices 60 or more days before the closure or layoff, or (3) provide all the information ..."

2. Reducing the Size of the Federal Civilian Work Force by Amy Belasco (1994)
"The cost of unemployment compensation was not included in the estimates of the cost of a layoff. Among the largest costs is severance pay, which makes up ..."

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