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They found that at high levels of job insecurity, the work effort of the lay-off survivors was very low.
Considerations may well include providing transportation home for the employee affected by a lay-off on the day he or she receives notice, providing someone with a sympathetic ear to speak to in the period after notice is given, and an opportunity for these employees to say good-bye to their co-workers.
Hyundai said it needed to lay-off workers to deal with falling domestic demand from the economic crisis and a slowdown in production.
The temporary lay-offs were agreed in statutory personnel negotiations that were initiated for financial and production reasons on 3 March 2009.
The company said that it is also considering lay-offs at TINE Meieriet Ost Dovre and TINE Meieriet Vest Byrkjelo.
The Swedish industrial group Opcon AB said on Thursday (29 September) that its subsidiary SEM AB had cancelled its previously announced lay-off plans.
The Danish newspaper Borsen reported that a spokesman for LEGO Company had confirmed the lay-off plans but had declined to speculate on how many employees would be affected.
13 September 2011 - Finnish electronics maker Incap Oyj (HEL:ICP1V) unveiled today plans for temporary lay-offs at its plant in Helsinki, which currently has a total 62 employees, in a move to prepare for an expected decline in demand.
The meeting was held at the foundation's headquarters in Beirut and aimed at condemning the lay-offs at prominent Arabic newspaper An-Nahar and the Lebanese television station MTV.
THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said it saw a dramatic rise in calls to its legal advice line on lay-offs and redundancies in the first two quarters of this year.
Fiat SpA (Fiat) (NYSE:FIA) (ISE: IT0001976403), an Italy-based automaker, is planning further temporary lay-offs for workers at its Mirafiori plant in Turin during April 2009, according to a company spokesman.
He writes that corporate layoffs received "a green light from Clinton," but he doesn't quite explain how a president could have given lay-offs a red or even yellow light (short of using the "bully pulpit" of the presidency and the incentives of awarding federal contracts to responsible employers, both of which Clinton sporadically tried to do).