Dealing with Job Loss

So you lost your job… now what?

No matter what the reason for your job loss, being   unemployed is never easy. The first thing to realize is that you’re not alone. In today’s job market, there are many other job seekers in similar situations….workers who were used to having a job to go to every day and the paycheck that went along with it. So how do you cope with your new circumstances and what can you do to deal with the emotional and financial stresses that accompany job loss? The following web sites deal with these topics and provide information from applying for unemployment benefits and health care options to tips on what to expect emotionally and how to work through the ups and downs you’ll face on the journey to your next job.

“Create your future from your future, not your past.”

-Werner Erhard

 

Note: the resources listed here are for information only and do not represent an endorsement by RochesterWorks!
  • Almost everyone who works has experienced job loss. If job loss hasn’t happened to you yet, count yourself lucky and expect that at some point in time you probably will experience a job loss, too. This site focuses on resources available to help recover from job loss

  • Job loss is emotionally traumatic – As a matter of fact it ranks among the highest of all stress-causing situations – Here is advice to help you deal with this life-altering event…

  • What should you do when you receive notice of a layoff? What’s the best way of surviving a layoff? Here are some practical tips to help you prepare for or survive a layoff.  

  • Job Loss and Unemployment Stress -Tips for Staying Positive During Your Job Search. It’s normal to feel hurt, vulnerable, or angry after losing a job. The good news is that despite the stress of job loss and unemployment, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation…

  • Here are some guidelines for skillfully handling the emotional challenge of dealing with job loss and searching for new employment

  • Job Loss? Important Information Workers Need to. Know to Protect their Health Coverage and Retirement Benefits from the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • No matter what the future holds with your job, it’s always good to be ready for the worst and hope for the best. Here are some tips to help you be financially prepared for job changes.

  • How Unemployment Works/Dealing With Job Loss…and tips on handling your finances during this time

  • Helpguide’s expert, ad-free articles help empower you with knowledge, support & hope.

  • To help you on the journey no one want to take

  • United States Department of Labor

  • This clip provides a sneak peek of JIST Publishing’s DVD “Dealing with Job Loss.”

  • In early 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that over 40 states recorded an increase over last year in the number of layoffs. In February alone over 600,000 workers were caught up in layoffs. If you and your family have found yourself in this position, here are some steps to help you cope with this painful change.

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