from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process of facilitating a terminated employee's search for a new job by provision of professional services, such as counseling, paid for by the former employer.

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  • n. the process of helping to find new employment for redundant workers, especially executives


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  • Today's layoff victims are more likely to receive free job-search support – commonly referred to as outplacement benefits – than workers who were displaced during the 2001 economic downturn, a new survey suggests.

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  • Rather, many are hiring what are called outplacement agencies to find suitable new openings for their erstwhile employees.

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  • Pepsi referred Ms. Service to an "outplacement" firm that specializes in helping laid-off employees get new work.

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  • Grundy had a life coach once, as part of an "outplacement" programme.

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  • And I'm not talking about just "outplacement," and not just for executives, either.

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  • In addition, where applicable, separated employees will receive certain other benefits, such as outplacement/financial planning assistance, health insurance premium subsidies and tuition reimbursement.


  • Some career-transition companies, such as outplacement firm Lee Hecht Harrison, offer the service to workers who have been downsized - and the company doing the downsizing picks up the tab, says Rob Saam, the firm's chief career officer.

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  • If your company doesn't offer outplacement services, visit CareerOneStop, a Department of Labor-sponsored website featuring career resources and connections to local career centers that provide employment and training opportunities.

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  • Unreimbursed career counseling and outplacement agency fees.

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  • Orville Pierson, senior vice president at the outplacement firm Lee Hecht Harrison and author of Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People and Get a Great Job, recommends talking to people who have job titles you think you would like.

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