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noun as in dismissal from job or responsibility

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“We started to see how women were being disproportionately affected by layoffs, furloughed and being forced out of work to take care of their kids,” she said.

From Digiday

In addition to the layoffs at Disney, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia last year, NBCUniversal plans to shut down its TV sports network NBCSN by the end of this year.

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Profitability may have been out of reach if it weren’t for the layoffs that these companies underwent.

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Thousands of Chase branches reduced hours in mid-March, with 1,000 closing immediately — some of which have shuttered for good since, as the bank reportedly conducted layoffs.

From Ozy

The ballot measure’s passage has already led to layoffs in the state, and with delivery services adding fees that they previously threatened would only happen if Prop 22 didn’t pass.

From Eater

The gaming site plans to layoff 18 percent of its workforce and shut several offices.

Unemployment claims are trending down, and the number of mass layoff events is declining.

You also knew the libs (including the Super PAC I advised, Priorities USA Action) would zero-in on his record as a layoff artist.

Neither presidential campaign responded to a request for comment about the layoff announcement.

Layoff seems to be the most commonly used word despite—or maybe because of—a passivity that cheats the impact of the experience.

Come to think of it, Ernie didn't know there was going to be a layoff.

After this morning, Rogers would post him for the layoff for sure.

Show them that your layoff hasnt hurt your batting eye, Larry, sang out McRae.

Would he come back to the farm if this ten day layoff were extended, or would he catch a train for Chicago?


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to layoff, such as: cutback, unemployment, discharge, respite, and early retirement.

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