The problem with losing a job is that it is more than the loss of income, although the loss of income is the most practical aspect of the problem for most people. It also involves the loss of routine, of knowledge acquired, familiar faces, friendships, insider jokes, daily contact with people and the feeling of belonging and having a place that allows you to contribute. Some people may get back into the area they've worked in previously, others will have to retrain, take early retirement or go on unemployment and ultimately welfare. The short-term consequences may be a loss of routine, the long-term consequences can mean the loss of college for your child, the loss of a dream-vacation worked towards for many years, or the loss of some other goal you may have been working towards.
Since a lot of people are losing their jobs these days and a big effort is being made by the government to create employment possibilities, the internet will be the place people will be looking for support groups to bridge the emotional shock and sites which help get jobless people back together with the new jobs that will be in the making.
I started looking into what kinds of websites are out there and found the following site for Missouri families, which would only be for Missouri families, but it gives an indication that there may be similar websites for other states. http://missourifamilies.org/features/finan...les/jobloss.htm
The conditions in other countries are more regulated than in the U.S. (at least in Europe) and the structures are in place for shifting people from one job to another more smoothly.
Here are two sites from MSN Money. I'm not sure about the advice in the first website, because it relies on re-employment within a certain period of time. Nevertheless, it has some good information and it links to the second site below:http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Savin...GoodCredit.aspxhttp://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Banki...tCounselor.aspx
Please post any other sites you run across along these lines.