How You Can Really Help a Friend Who’s Been Laid Off

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Our go-to, well-meaning replies to layoff news is usually something along the lines of “Please let me know how I can help,” but how many times have you said that to someone and not heard back from them again? When you’re going through a layoff, it can be hard to know what you need–and even harder to ask for it. But there are still a ton of things you can do to offer some relevant resources and encouragement to a friend who’s been laid off, even if you’re not an expert.