mass layoff

Definition of "mass layoff"
  1. A substantial workforce reduction at a single location by an employer, impacting either 500 or more employees, excluding part-timers, or 50 to 499 employees, excluding part-timers, if they make up at least one-third of the employer's total active workforce
How to use "mass layoff" in a sentence
  1. Due to production cuts, the factory experienced a mass layoff, leaving several workers jobless.
  2. The technology corporation announced a mass layoff, affecting a third of their workforce.
  3. The airline industry, heavily hit by the pandemic, resulted in a mass layoff that affected thousands of employees.

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