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A Resource Guide for the Unemployed

A Resource Guide for the Unemployed

HRPeople & Business Week

February 10, 2009

Laid off and looking? A manager tasked with downsizing? Here are some things you need to know

In 2008, the U.S. economy lost a net total of 2.6 million jobs, the most since 1945. Navigating and understanding unemployment is an anxious task. The following are resources for managers and employees from BusinessWeek and other sources.

Job-Hunting Realities: What ‘No’ Really Means
Don’t be demoralized when an employer turns you down. The reasons behind a rejection usually have more to do with the company than with you

How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits
You’ve been laid off; how will you replace your income? Unemployment Insurance can financially assist unemployed workers while they are looking for employment. Find out more.

Eight Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession
To be a successful job seeker in this climate, you have to be calm, patient and proactive, and try any (or all) of these tips.

Look for Work in Troubled Times
Experts say: Focus on helping the company, don’t attack rivals, and know the pressures on your boss

Downsizing 101
Charged with giving the bad news? Here are your ethical responsibilities

Timing a Layoff to Get Severance
If your company hasn’t offered you a bonus to stay until layoffs begin, start looking for a job now

15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession
There are companies still growing despite the economic downturn. HRPeople did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that might hold a valuable opportunity in HR for you.

The Layoff Survival Guide
Now that you’ve lost your job, you need to hurry up and find a new one, right? Wrong. You’ve got to buck up and tie up loose ends with your ex-employer in order to secure your finances and insure your health. Add these items to your to-do list for your first week out of work.

Best Cities to Ride Out a Recession
Even in a recession some communities will fare better than others. So where are these communities?

Discussion: Recently Laid Off? Share Your Story…

How to Negotiate Your Personal Bailout
Piecing together what Obama’s $819 billion stimulus package actually promises America & how it will affect you is a daunting task. HRPeople’s here to help you understand how you can take advantage of the new plan.
Part 1: 3 Million Jobs
Part 2: Bail Yourself Out: Individual Tax Breaks


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