It was a shock, to say the least, especially since most people did not see it coming. My husband works for a different company, so his is not one of the jobs lost. My son-in-law wasn't so fortunate. He and my daughter just finished a beautiful kitchen renovation on their house. At least they have until June to figure something out. Some people weren't so lucky.
There is a lot of uncertainty in the air. Even students at the high school were more sober than usual. Many of them will be facing a move in the near future. This in turn wreaks havoc with school planning for next year. Budgets are set based on enrollment and if there is a mass exodus, it will affect teaching jobs as well.
Despite the gloom and doom, I am thankful for many things. God has blessed us abundantly, and even in the worst case scenario, we have family and friends to support us. My husband and I have been through uncertain times before and somehow we've always had enough to eat and a roof over our heads. Hopefully we can be an encouragement to a younger generation who may not have had to suffer through times of want. Instead as asking "Why?" I am content with the knowledge that God is still in control, even when big corporations forget that hundreds of people might not be able to make their next mortgage payment.