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Getting downsized when you already qualify for retirement benefits is one thing. But if you're too young for an AARP card, much less Social Security, you in all likelihood will need to polish your professional skills. Companies often will offer re-training assistance to downsized employees. But your best chance for success is to track down the course, the degree or the certificate you'll need to get your next job, says Golder. Then, go into the HR department with the specifics and ask your employer to pay, he says.


 

 

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