One of the most respected employers in my community announced that it is closing its research facility and laying off 360 workers. Merck was a highly favorite employer among my Delaware Valley University undergraduate classmates and Temple University grad school peers. At one time I knew many who worked at Merck’s North Wales plant.
These layoffs will likely trigger some financial anxiety and lots of financial planning questions. I plan to be ready with an empathetic ear. I also took this opportunity to update an old article titled “Surviving a Layoff“.