Supporting career transitions in a time of organizational downsizing: The Michigan JOBS Program

outline nearly a decade of research on the Michigan JOBS Program, which helps people who are experiencing job loss with the transition to reemployment (from the chapter); describe how this intervention was designed to provide participants with social support and a promotive learning environment to acquire job-search skills and at the same time to inoculate the participants from common setbacks that are part of the job-seeking process / the intervention goals were to prevent the deterioration in mental health that often results from unemployment and to promote high-quality reemployment, thus contributing to individual growth (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (from the book)