Story Pitch: Layoff Rates Spike

What financial action should your audience take to prepare?

What financial action should your audience take to prepare?
Between the debt ceiling stalemate and the potential financial crisis in Europe, companies throughout the country are worried about the future. Many are taking steps to improve their ability to weather an economic storm, but, unfortunately, this often involves laying-off employees. For three straight weeks the number of people filing for employment benefits has risen. What steps should members of your audience take if they've recently lost their job, or are afraid they might in the near future?

Members of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) can advise your audience on topics like unemployment insurance, evaluating insurance policies, and withdrawing from a 401(k). To schedule an interview with a PICPA member, contact Jacqueline Barnard at jbarnard@picpa.org or (267) 675-6255.