With the recession affecting almost globally now, may company are retrenching their workers, taking away their extra benefits and also cutting their pay.
Don't worry if you are jobless. If you have some savings, you might want to consider being your own boss. Start small; as long as there is income coming in every month, you will be fine.
If you are living in US, you can look up for business and franchise opportunities in Franchise Directory. I am sure you will be able to find one that meets your interest.