It is not good in my area.
Fortunately my husband has a stable and reliable job with a well established internet company, and there are things he is trained with that noone else can do in the company. So chances of him getting laid off are near to none as NOONE can do his job, and the company needs him.
Me, if I was still working at my prior job, I would have been safe there as well. Working in the food industry (cleaning an egg grading facility) is fairly stable, as no matter how poor people are, eggs are still bought, and the factory still has to be cleaned to meet CFIA standards so the eggs can be cleaned, graded and packaged.
However, I am not working there, and have not been for almost 2yrs now due to workplace injuries which left me with a permanent upper thoracic back injury and severe tendinitis in both thumbs, wrists and elbows. I do not know that I will ever be able to work again.
I am still getting paid, and I was doing some schooling and retraining, but it made my injuries worse, and I've been at home since Nov. waiting on medical... hoping there's some surgeries that will allow me to actually work because as it stands now, there's not many jobs that don't require use of your hands.
My parents however, are feeling the poor economy in a bad way. My father has been laid off since Oct. (permanently) and my mom only works part time making min. wage in a grocery store. My father's unemployment money is about to run out, then all they have is what my mom makes.
They are trying to sell their house...(very cheap too, its a fixer upper) and move out to AB where my 20yr old sis lives because the job market is great there. But they can't move till they sell the house and they had hoped it would have been sold by now. It's not a good situation. They do not have credit cards as they had to declare bankruptcy a few years back. They've borrowed money from alot of people to help fix up the house, and pay off bills, but everything keeps piling up. We can't help them anymore than I already have
It's a very sad situation.
sorry for rambling.