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redeployment (of labour)

the movement of LABOUR from one firm to another, or from one industry to another, usually made necessary by technical change (the introduction of labour-saving machinery, for example) or by structural change (the decline of an industry, for example). Redeployment often requires a high degree of labour MOBILITY, both geographically and in terms of acquiring new job skills.

Increasingly, firms and other organizations are seeking to redploy existing staff within their own firm or organization as their job requirements change, with some departments or divisions being slimmed down or closed while other areas of the business expand. Using existing rather than new staff to fill newly created positions can save time and money See also RESOURCE ALLOCATION.

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"Operational details will be presented to the parties in the Redeployment Coordination Committee [RCC] for endorsement shortly," he added.
The new Commissioners are expected to be cleared by the State House of Assembly while the other redeployment and postings take immediate effect.
"Having said that, we must not lose sight of the fact that this redeployment must be responsible and not undermine the progress we have made.
It included a redeployment of 100 million euro in 2012 and 360 million euro in 2013 from FP7.
* Executed large scale OEF military deployments and redeployments for the 101st Airborne Division, 24th MEU deployment and redeployment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team deployment, CTF-56 movements, 4-25th Infantry, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, and Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Further Redeployments (FRD): The Next State of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement - Legal Aspects, 19 January 1997.
The current redeployment process for a company, battalion, or brigade can be described as cumbersome at best.
There were large-scale OEF military deployments and redeployments for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, and the 3rd Bde.
After the entry into force of this Declaration of Principles, and not later than the eve of elections for the Council, a redeployment of Israeli military forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip will take place, in addition to withdrawal of Israeli forces carried out in accordance with Article XIV.
Over the last six months, the deployment and redeployment of forces and equipment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom surpassed Operation Desert Storm as the largest deployment since World War II.
With back-to-back redeployments boasting nearly 4,000 pieces, the port effectively coordinated truck movement with an overall high of nearly seventy trucks in one day.