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The Village Family Service Center offers tips for surviving job loss

September 20, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Emotional and financial strain can be costly. Today’s economy affects everyone. As a result, individuals and families struggle, especially when a layoff occurs. Terri Heinen, a certified financial counselor in The Village Family Service Center’s St. Cloud office, provides the following tips for surviving a layoff. Continue Reading

5 layoffs within 5 years for 2 people

November 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For many people, job loss is as devastating emotionally as it is financially. Imagine what it would be like to lose your job not just once, but maybe even two or three times in just as many years. Imagine the same thing happening to your spouse, as well. For Al and Michelle Ford, the Great Recession started about a year before it became a nationwide crisis. Continue Reading