今天我们要学的词是 layoff. Layoff 是解雇的意思。IBM recently cut 195 jobs across the U.S. in a company-wide layoff. IBM公司最近在全美各地裁员195人。最新统计数字显示，Planned U.S. layoffs fell 12 percent in October. 美国十月份计划内的裁员总数降低了百分之12。The Pentagon has warned that as many as 200,000 contractors and civilian employees will face layoff if Congress continues to delay war funding. 美国五角大楼警告说，如果国会继续拖延对战争的拨款，多达20万名合同工和文职雇员就可能被解雇。好的，今天我们学习的词是 layoff, layoff, layoff.