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lay off

[′lā ¦ȯf]
(engineering)
The process of fairing a ship's lines or an airplane's in a mold loft in order to make molds and templates for structural units.
(navigation)
The act of steering a ship away from the shore, a pier, or another ship.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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After the layoffs, Wang said, Crown and Fancy will transform itself into a coffee bean supplier.
Further layoffs are expected at the Oakville plant in January.
Moreover, the more a CEO was underpaid, the more likely it was that they engaged in layoffs.
Handwerker and Mason use data for all employers identified in the Mass Layoff Statistics program from 1995 to 2013 (when this program ended because of budget cuts), as well as a group of similar employers without a layoff in the same quarter.
Business news site Cheddar earlier reported the layoffs Wednesday, which could noted that over 100 people would be cut from the firm.
Traditionally, American firms and many others have opted for layoffs as the default answer when facing recession or tough financial times.
These layoffs are reportedly measures in restoring profitability to Rejlers Sweden.
Jobless claims are an indication of layoffs. They appear to have stabilized near pre-recession levels after a period of volatility around the late-November and December holidays, suggesting recent job gains will continue.
In response, the company said it is redesigning its organization through "human capital management." Entergy expects to save between $200 million and $250 million by 2016 through the layoffs. Spokesman Chanel Lagarde told The Associated Press that the layoffs have begun and should be completed by the end of the year.
The union wants President Dilma Rousseff to step in to stop the layoffs at a struggling production line at GM's sprawling complex, which has eight plants and employs 7,500 workers.