Linked: How to Cope with Losing Your Job

I know there have been a bunch of layoffs around every industry. I know people professionally, and personally, who have suddenly found themselves out of work, because of layoffs, furloughs, or a company simply closing up shop as a result of the pandemic.

“If you’ve been laid off or furloughed, you’re not alone. As of early April, 22 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits.

Not having a job during the pandemic can feel especially devastating due to the sheer magnitude, loss of control, and uncertainty, said Jill Jacinto, a career expert in New York City.

You might be wondering: When will this crisis end? Which jobs and businesses will survive? Will we even get back to “normal”?

“It’s also hard to job search when there are barely any jobs on the market,” Jacinto said.

Consequently, you might feel terrified, overwhelmed, and powerless. Your anxiety might be skyrocketing, and you feel depressed before you even get out of bed.

It is awful. And there are many ways you can support yourself during this time.”

There’s a bunch of advice in the article below about how to cope, how to take care of yourself, how to stay connected, etc. So if you’re in this situation, reach out, and let others know what we can do to help, and who we can connect you to, or who you could just share a Facetime cocktail and vent.

And if you’re like me, lucky enough to be able to just continue working, be sure to reach out to the folks you know who are dealing with layoffs, they need us to stay in touch.

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