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    Hi! I need help translating the word "attrition"... can you help me??
    Thank you so much!!!!
    will attempt to avoid layoffs if possible and prudent, and will consider alternatives, such as attrition, hiring freezes, and other cost saving measures before deciding whether to implement a reduction in workforce.
    "... will attempt to avoid layoff if possible and prudent, and will consider alternatives, such as ATTRITION, hiring freezes, and other cost saving measures before deciding whether to implement a reduction in workforce"

    will attempt to avoid layoffs if possible and prudent, and will consider alternatives, such as attrition, hiring freezes, and other cost saving measures before deciding whether to implement a reduction in workforce.will attempt to avoid layoffs if possible and prudent, and will consider alternatives, such as attrition, hiring freezes, and other cost saving measures before deciding whether to implement a reduction in workforce.will attempt to avoid layoffs if possible and prudent, and will consider alternatives, such as attrition, hiring freezes, and other cost saving measures before deciding whether to implement a reduction in workforce.

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    Hi MariaLaura,

    I am not sure what is the target language, but here is a definition of the term maybe with this you will know how to translate it:

    Definition 1

    Unpredictable and uncontrollable, but normal, reduction of work force due to resignations, retirement, sickness, or death.

    Definition 2
    Loss of a material or resource due to obsolescence or spoilage.

    Source: http://www.businessdictionary.com/de...attrition.html

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    If you're looking to understand what attrition would mean in this context, it refers to a company reducing the number of employees but not replacing people who leave. They don't have to pay severance packages since they aren't firing anyone and their payroll is reduced, so it is a cost-cutting practice...that probably doesn't have a direct translation in another language.

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    Hi everyone!

    María Laura, if you need to translate this term into Spanish, I would suggest "reducción de personal".

    Have a look at this site from Venezuela: www.ciec.org.ve/extranet/juranteriores.asp?id_var=2.

    I think it may be useful for your translation
    Guadalupe

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    thank you very much Scott and Guadalupe!
    I've got it now! Let me know if there's anything I can do for you!

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