You have heard rumors that a layoff is on its way where you are employed. Then one day, you receive the notice that the rumor is true and now you are wondering what in the world you will do without this income.
The answer is not a hard one. Begin preparing as soon as you receive notice - do not wait until the day they tell you are laid off.
File for unemployment benefits as soon as you receive notice; just remember to give them date that you will no longer be employed. If you wait until you are out of work, you may not see a check for quite a while.
You can either visit the employment office or in some cases apply on online to your state agency. You will need information such as length of employment and your social security number in order to receive unemployment benefits.
You will receive a percentage of your base pay, which will be gathered over the last year of your employment. The amount you will receive is different for each state so you will not be able to just second guess what you will receive do to what a family or friend received in another state.
To learn more about unemployment benefits you can visit the US Department of Labor website.
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Get in the Right Mindset
Another major strategy you may want to pursue is to make sure you're in the right mindset to face impending bad news without it negatively affecting you. Once you realize that all forms of income and earnings are governed by a law of nature that you have some input into, you'll know that whatever is coming is not necessarily a disaster to get depressed about, but merely a nudge from the ether that it is time for you to grow from your present position to a higher one.
This means that if you're facing a job layoff, there is a better one waiting for you. Your job is to actively seek it out and secure it before the old one goes. How can you do that when it may be obvious to everyone else that when the layoffs come, that is the end and everyone will be jobless?
This is where recognizing and understanding the law that governs demand and supply and get it to work in your favor. You need to know that it doesn't matter what everyone else thinks or believes. It is what you think and believe that can make the difference from being swept up in the coming wave of joblessness, or rising above it and making yourself indispensible to the company you presently work for (so they will keep you on, with a higher wage to compensate for the increased responsibility), or an opening for someone with your skills and experience will appear in another company that you must place yourself in front of.
To many, this way of thinking is like some kind of magical ability that you know how to manifest money out of thin air, when the reality is you are just working in harmony with a natural law. That law says that where there is a demand for a certain skill set, level of experience and qualifications, the person possessing them provides or supplies that demand.
If that means you are that person, then no matter if a company needs to layoff a large percentage of its workforce to downsize or reduce their employment budget, they will still need to keep on the best, most highly qualified, skilled and experienced individuals. Or if that company is actually going under with the loss of all staff, then another company in the same line of business will be in great need of such gifted people.
Never say never!