LaidOffCamp is coming to South Florida!

Compliments of Craig Agranoff, Editor of, I’m reposting his great article on Miami’s upcoming LaidOffCamp & FreelanceCamp…

Have you recently received your walking papers? If so, LaidOffCamp Miami organizers and participating employers have marching orders for you: Don’t take it sitting down. LaidOffCamp Miami is sponsored by (pronounced “Voice”) a publicly traded, social commerce Web company that combines the power of social networking with an online marketplace for professional freelance and on-demand services.

Listening to the retread job search advice dished daily on “Good Morning America” and bolding your resume font simply isn’t enough to catch employers’ attention when you’re vying for a new gig against an army of unemployed peers. These days you need to make real live connections that count, which is why job seekers and freelancers are heading to LaidOffCamp Miami armed with assertive energy and a proactive plan. The free one-day Miami event will take place Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brikolodge at Midtown 4 (See a map here:

With Florida’s jobless rate teetering toward 10 percent — the highest rate since 1975 — employer touch points are more valuable than ever in this high and dry economy. LaidOffCamp Miami’s savvy staff and employers will give you proven insights for successfully leveraging these opportunities. Whether you’re looking to network with those in your field, reinvent or recycle your career, LaidOffCamp is specifically catering to entry-to-midlevel career paths in the following industries: Digital media, advertising, publishing, technology and financial service professionals.

LaidOffCamp Miami is modeled after the successful BarCamp conferences — an international network of user-generated workshops on an eclectic range of topics — and will include all-access discussion forums, panels and workshops designed to educate, empower and connect community members who are experiencing challenges in the tough and gritty economy. LaidOffCamp Miami will reveal networking competitive advantages to participants, by exposing expert insights on building your personal brand, the ins and outs of starting your own biz, how to find alternative workspace, finding affordable insurance and alternative income sources, such as freelancing and consulting.

Also, if you’re an employer looking for skilled and ambitious workers, you’ll find a windfall of top candidates — and get real-world solutions for fitting freelancers and consultants into your business model.

After attracting worldwide media attention and hundreds of job seekers when the inaugural LaidOffCamp laid its stakes in San Francisco, the events are already attracting thousands of job seekers and employers, and are touring cities across the country and world this spring and summer. Additional sponsorships are still available. Media partners include:, (Yay for us!)

Visit to register, learn more about the event at, and look for updates on Twitter at or contact