Job loss seems to be a common occurrence due to the downfall in economy unfortunately. It is quite frustrating for a soon-to-retire employee suddenly to receive the notice s/he is being laid off. What makes things quite difficult is that same employee cannot obtain retirement benefits because they have not been with the company long enough. A consideration one would think any company consider is if the employee is close to retirement instead of totally removing them, perhaps it would be wiser to provide part time hours so the employee can continue to work and add those hours onto their retirement. When companies choose to lay off persons near retirement, it raises the question if that action is done intentionally because of company greed.
Job seeking after company lay off
Job search is never easy thing whether the job seeker is entry level, college graduate, or a senior executive. The good news is job seekers can rebuild again using current skills and work toward another career. It might be difficult to build contacts after a job layoff but a place to begin is networking with persons who have the same skills. How they can be located is visiting a place such as Linked In for discussion and job seeking. Linked In will email a user list of jobs that match their personal member profile after it has been set up. The great opportunity about Linked In is the ability of joining the many groups within as they allow users to focus on the skills and work career s/he desires. These groups will also assist in connectivity with other members or professionals. Specific planning can also assist job seekers in finding a certain job type.