How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Who Are Unemployed
Learn the best ways to support your friend’s job search, minimize the expense of socializing, encourage without criticizing, help your friend cope with the uncertainty and worry. Strategies, suggestions and conversation guide s show you how to help in practical ways—without hurting a friend’s pride. But even more important, you can show real understanding when your friend feels discouraged. Joblessness won’t last. Gratefulness for your comfort and compassion will. Click here to learn more.
Books to help friends be friends when it matters most
Career Toolbox: 100+ Places to Find Jobs—A great clearing house of websites to help with finding many types of jobs, skilled and unskilled, with an explanation of each website: www.mashable.com
Career Overview—Blogs on unemployment, job search, careers, and finance; job search and career resources: www.careeroverview.com
Unemployedworkers.org—Current issues and legislation on unemployment, including updated resource and benefits information: www.unemployedworkers.org
Amadeo, Kimberly: Long-Term Unemployed: What It Is, Causes and Effects, April 2016 ⎮See Also: The Nine Types of Unemployment, Which is Worst?
The New York Times: Unemployment Articles and Archives
The Huffington Post: Long Term Unemployed
US News and World Report: The Latest News on Unemployment
Platform to Employment— www.platformtoemployment.com
From the website: The WorkPlace developed P2E to address the need for the long term unemployed to return to work and the employer need to recruit skilled workers. The program is a public-private partnership which gives businesses a risk-free opportunity to evaluate and consider hiring participants during an eight-week work experience program.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors— www.nhnusa.org
From the website: Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed or underemployed individuals and recent college graduates, military veterans as well as people re-entering the job market, people preparing for a possible job change, struggling small business owners and anyone looking for part time or volunteer work.