Workplace Fairness (www.workplacefairness.org), formerly the National Employee Rights Institute, is a nonprofit group and advocate for workplace rights. The website offers a wealth of information on issues relating to a termination, including severance, unemployment insurance and worker rights during a termination.
Corporaterefugees.com (www.corporaterefugees.com) is a website that has grown around Ruth Luban’s book, Are You a Corporate Refugee? A Survival Guide for Downsized, Disillusioned, and Displaced Workers. The site lists retreats and workshops for displaced workers around the country, offers advice on getting through the emotional torrent, and has links to great job sites and other areas where laid-off workers can commiserate.
ExecuNet (www.execunet.com) is a membership organization that focuses on upper-level positions. The big bonus here: monthly networking meetings where job-seekers and recruiters come together to swap leads and contacts.