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layoff
American English: /ˈleɪˌɔf/

Translation of layoff in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (act)
    (American English)
    (British English) (suspensión temporal por falta de trabajo)
    Example sentences
    • The temporary lay-off of over 650 workers at the mines will begin on November 17 and 50 workers will be kept on for essential maintenance.
    • A spokesman said lay-offs among temporary staff were part of the cyclical nature of the business and that the 350 permanent employees had not been affected.
    • ‘You would imagine that some of the negative speculation about the market and the recent spate of lay-offs would have had some effect, but so far there is no sign of it,’ he said.
    1.2 (period)
    Example sentences
    • The British number one made his comeback last month after a lengthy lay-off with a shoulder injury, but lost his first two matches back on the tour.
    • Despite a lengthy lay-off from the sport, he showed that he has lost none of his speed or punching technique.
    • Injury in South Africa was yet another cruel blow to a young man who had fought back from a long period of enforced lay-off through injury.

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