Deal with Changes

Transitions in life can be stressful for anyone. The information here can help you to lower the stress associated with employment challenges.

It is notable that job security is never certain in this new world of work. You may lose your job through no fault of your own, or with little or no warning. Other life events like losing a loved one, a growing family, or having to move to a new city may also cause a lot of stress and affect your career.

You may have parts of your life that you are not sure how to handle. Support services can help you with child care, health care, transportation, and other needs. Always remember that you do not have to face these changes alone. There are many resources available to help you.

Use the Identifying Barriers (pdf) worksheet to help identify areas that you may feel are keeping you from where you want to be.

Use the resources listed in this guide to help you:

  • Find services for the recently unemployed.
  • Get immediate help from employment and training resources.
  • Join employment programs that fit your unique needs.
  • Learn ways to stay emotionally and physically healthy during a career transition.
  • Find local, state, or federal social services near you.
  • Connect with family and community services.

Click on the links below for further assistance:

Job search support services:

To access other resources:

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