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- adj. Bet with another bookmaker to reduce risk.
- adj. Made unemployed or redundant.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of lay off.
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- adj. having lost your job
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Several large car plants have recently laid-off thousands, while some of those layoffs led to early retirements, others claimed settlements.
Under a program Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled on Wednesday, the city wants to invest $45 million in government money to retrain investment bankers, traders and others who have lost jobs on Wall Street, as well as provide seed capital and office space for new businesses those laid-off bankers might create.
Interviews with more than two dozen laid-off professionals across the country, including architects, former sales managers and executives who have taken on lower-paying, stop-gap jobs to help make ends meet, found that they were working for places like U.P.S., a Verizon Wireless call center and a liquor store.
Some laid-off employees become entrepreneurs, working on ideas that have been ignored by corporate bureaucracies, while sclerotic firms in declining industries fail, making way for nimbler enterprises.
Many of these groups will benefit by hiring some of ACORN's laid-off staffers.
Earlier this month, city council passed a resolution accepting a $5.1 million federal grant to rehire laid-off firefighters.
Upstate, from Hoffman's Cooper's Town Productions and Entertainment One, focuses on the laid-off Roy Perkins, who relocates his family to rural America to work as a correctional officer in a new private for-profit prison.
The recession triggered some of the "hypergrowth" in both for-profit and public community college enrollments because they are more likely to enroll adults 25 and older, and laid-off workers often seek job retraining to upgrade their skills, he said.
While Fox does say the laid-off worker gets a small severance, there are no details about whether the participants will be paid for the series.
This scheme of employing laid-off commercial fisherman could help them survive thru this ruined season although many commercial business's and indirect jobs from the very large commercial fishing hub would still be lost.