Insights and Opinions: How To Survive A Layoff

For our Insights & Opinions section today, Cathy Ashbaugh, President of Pacific Shore Resources, a local recruiting firm, gives some well timed advice on how to handle a layoff:

As we enter into the second quarter of 2009 we are beginning to see small signs of hope and improvement in the economy. The stock market is showing progress these past few weeks, local start-ups are beginning to see an increase in VC funding and SoCal technology firms are hiring. Yet, we are not out of the woods. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.4 millions jobs have been lost since 2007 in the US, and more are predicted this year, even as we slowly approach recovery. Chances are that someone you know--friend, relative, coworker--sadly, even you may experience a layoff. Below we've provided some information that maybe useful to you or someone you know--How to Survive a Layoff.

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