I know in these hard times many of our friends and family have lost their jobs. Fortunately I have remained employed, for now. There is a great website called www.linkedin.com that allows you to network with former employers, coworkers and contacts if they too are a member. There is a job listing where you can apply for jobs and you can get referrals right from your contacts.The more referrals you have then the more likely you are to get an interview or be hired. It is a really good tool to have in these times. Just thought this could help someone. If you do sign up feel free to add me to your network, ( Bryan Langley, company: Varian Semiconductor)that way if your area of expertise is needed by someone in my network then you can be linked to them through me.