Check out Joseph De Avila’s great article in today’s Wall Street Journal Career section titled “Ditching the Job Fair for a Venting Opportunity”. It features our friends at Laidoff Moveon and LaidOffCamp.
The piece discusses events around the country that aren’t focused on recruiting but on meeting other laid-off people, trading job leads and exchanging resources. People helping people. Glad to know the word is still spreading, good karma is flowing and people are benefitting from others’ ingenuity!
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Is there a LaidOffCamp happening in Atlanta? Date says TBD. Let us know more info if you have it. Have you attended a LaidOffCamp in another city? Fill me in!
“LaidOffCamp was founded in January 2009 by Chris Hutchins. It is an ad-hoc gathering of unemployed and nontraditionally employed people (including freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups) who want to share ideas and learn from each other. At LaidOffCamp, attendees will discuss topics in sessions that may include: living on an extreme budget, building your personal brand, how to be a freelance consultant and more. The first LaidOffCamp occured on March 3rd, 2009 in San Francisco, CA.”