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Synonyms for layoff
ˈleɪˌɔf, -ˌɒflay·off

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  1. layoffnoun

    downsizing, reduction in force

  2. layoffnoun

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

    downsizing, reduction in force

  3. layoffnoun

    A period of time when someone is unavailable for work.

    reduction in force, downsizing

  4. layoffnoun

    A short pass that has been rolled in front of another player for them to kick.

    reduction in force, downsizing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. layoffnoun

    the act of laying off an employee or a work force

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  1. Katie Simon from Michigan:

    I had to fight for my employer to continue to allow me to work from home because we had no options for child care... They had suggested I take a voluntary layoff with no promise of return.

  2. John Hoff:

    These readings suggest no significant change in the continuing low level of layoff activity.

  3. Bob Lotich:

    It could have never succeed if I hadn’t paid off my debt to minimize my cost of living. i was lucky to receive six months advance notice of the layoff, so for those six months I spent all my waking hours working to earn extra money to pay down our debt.

  4. Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman:

    Today's layoff is the result of shortfalls in Redfin's revenues, not in the people being let go.

  5. Dustin Johnson:

    Obviously, it's one of my biggest wins, and especially after a long layoff, to come back out and win in my fifth start, means a lot, i've been working hard on my game and been working hard on me, and so it means a great deal to have some success right out of the gate. It gives me a lot of confidence, too.

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