short-time (working)


short-time (working)
short-time ( working) ˌshort-time (ˈworking) noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES
when workers work less than the usual number of hours or days, because of a lack of orders or materials:

• Bosses admit that short-time working at the car plant remains a possibility.

• Most of the group's factories remain on short-time.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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