Laid off? 9 changes to make today

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    By John Schmoll/GOBankingRates

    Getting laid off can be an overwhelming experience. You're likely dealing with a mix of emotions, from relief to fear to frustration, and more. Whether you have warning or not, a layoff is almost always unwelcome news.

    Outside of the obvious need to begin a job search, you also have the financial impact of unemployment. In some instances, a severance package can help lighten the blow. Unless you have a fully stocked emergency fund, weathering the potential financial storm heading your way requires action on everything from filing for unemployment to slashing expenses.

    Click ahead for a look at nine actions to take today if you've been laid off.

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