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Meaning of LAYOFF

Pronunciation:  'ley`of

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[n]  the act of laying off an employee or a work force

LAYOFF is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: closedown, closing, closure, shutdown



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 Related Terms: abeyance, break, caesura, cashiering, cease-fire, conge, cyclical unemployment, day off, deposal, discharge, disemployment, dismissal, displacing, drop, drumming out, firing, forced separation, furlough, furloughing, hesitation, holiday, inoccupation, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interruption, interval, lapse, letup, lull, normal unemployment, pause, pink slip, recess, remission, removal, respite, rest, retirement, seasonal unemployment, stand-down, stay, surplusing, suspension, technological unemployment, the ax, the boot, the bounce, the gate, the sack, ticket, truce, unemployment, unemployment insurance, vacation, walking papers