Found two sites I wanted to alert you to:
It Ain’t Easy Being Pink is a great “Story Corps”-esque chronicle of layoff stories. As the site says: “It is a living collection of stories about and inspired by that strange 10-minute meeting that changes lives forever.” I love it! The stories are hopeful, and the San Franciscan’s posts are fun and inviting.
Recession Wire was (per the site) “Inspired to capture the stories and improve the lives of urban professionals who, like them, were getting effed by the economy.” These gals are professional journalists (former Conde Nasters); the writing is smart and informative.