In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(act)despido masculine USsuspensión temporal por falta de trabajo British
- A union statement said business conglomerates were threatening the livelihood of casual workers by mass lay-offs and unilateral termination of contracts.
- Nor are redundancies arising from lay-offs and short-time working included, even though two workers each put on half-time still means a job lost.
- He has the battle scars of dealing with cost-cutting and staff lay-offs.
- The first week of the transfer window saw lay-offs rather than transfers.
- Unless urgent measures are drawn up to pull visitors back to the province, local tourism operators fear that staff lay-offs are inevitable, particularly in the hotel trade.
- ‘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.
- When the predicted marketplace correction happens next year, things will begin to look up again for those who were forced into lay-offs, as companies will have to start hiring again.
- In the past, manufacturers responded to cyclical downturns in sales by making temporary lay-offs, usually concentrated among blue-collar workers.
- In the past six months, the sharp downturn in the market has seen increasing numbers of IT recruitment agencies experience profit losses, staff lay-offs and complete closure.
- However, business operations have been restructured, with workers across the board accepting wage cuts and lay-offs.
- Privatisation leads to massive lay-offs and pay cuts for workers.
- 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.
- Unions sources, meanwhile, strongly hinted the dispute could be labelled official due to the lay-offs and workers being locked out of sites.
- Recruitment levels and morale within the sector were affected by a series of high profile lay-offs.
- City and county managers have warned of staff lay-offs and increased charges as a direct consequence.
- Yet the chief executives of these companies remain relatively low-profile, making headlines only when announcing expansions or job lay-offs.
- 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.
- If there are lay-offs, they will probably be sales related.
- Unlike clashes between workers which often resulted in disciplinary lay-offs, these cases frequently merited the ultimate sanction of discharge.
- The lay-offs account for nearly one fifth of the company's 63,000-strong European workforce.
2(period)período de desempleo masculineparo masculine Spaincesantía feminine Chile
- 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.
- Five goals to Smith's credit in two games, after a lengthy lay-off due to injury.
- 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.
- The 23-year-old right-back was released by Doncaster Rovers in the summer following a seven-month injury lay-off.
- That has changed: firstly, he has not had to contend with long-term injury lay-offs.
- It was originally feared that his knee injury would require a lengthier lay-off but a scan has suggested the cup final on March 14 is possible.
- Of course with football being a very physical game there were always plenty of knocks to be taken, some leading to injuries and lay-offs.
- Still not back to his best after his injury lay-off; hasn't got his timing right but there are signs of improvement.
- That was his first run-out of the season after an injury lay-off but his reputation as a big-time player might earn him a place back in the starting line-up.
- He may boast a freshness his rivals do not have after his lengthy lay-off from the sport.
- He then entered the fray for Malton after a lay-off with injury and quickly made his mark with a powerful burst to get his name on the scoresheet.
- The midfielder hasn't played for 18 months and has joined the North West Counties Division Two leaders to assist his recovery from an injury lay-off.
- I had a good season at Chelsea prior to my long lay-off due to injury and had scored nine goals.
- This latest loan agreement has come at an ideal time for him to get back into competitive football after suffering two injury lay-offs.
- The Cork senior player did make an appearance in the quarter-final against Doonbeg and showed no ill-effects of his 14 week lay-off with a back injury.
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