Job Loss Condolence Email Message Examples

Email Messages to Send to Someone Who Has Lost a Job

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When someone you know has lost their job, it can be helpful for you to offer your condolences, as well as any assistance you might be able to provide during the pending changes in their career. Acknowledging their loss doesn’t need to be awkward.

Job loss happens to many people during the course of a career, whether they are fired or laid off, because of performance, restructuring or another reason.

You don’t need to address the cause of their termination to offer your support.

Here are examples of job loss condolence messages to send when someone has been fired or terminated from employment. Also see below for tips for what - and what not - to include in your email.

Job Loss Condolence Email Message Examples

Sample #1

Subject Line: Hello from Your Name

Dear Firstname,

Jane Doe informed me that your employment at XYZ Company was terminated. This is very unfortunate news, and I wanted to see how I could help you during this difficult transition.

If you're available for lunch this week, I'd welcome the opportunity to chat with you to see how I can help as you begin the next phase in your career.

I am available via phone in the evening or email any time as well.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Your Name

yourname@email.com
111-222-3456

Sample #2

Subject Line: Regards from Your Name

Dear Firstname,

I was recently informed that you are no longer employed at ABC Enterprises. I am sorry to hear that you will be leaving the company.

If you need any assistance, there are several people that I can put you in touch with regarding open positions at some companies I think you would be a good fit for.

I’d be delighted to meet for coffee to discuss, or feel free to contact me via phone or email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Your Name

yourname@email.com
111-222-3456

Sample #3

Subject Line: Hello from Your Name

Dear Firstname,

Jim Smith let me know this morning that you will no longer be working at ABC Company. This is unfortunate news, and I’m so sorry to hear it.

If I can be of any assistance as you go through this transition, please let me know. I’m available anytime via phone or email. You have my best wishes as you move into the next phase of your career.

Regards,

Your Name

yourname@email.com
111-222-3456

Job Loss Condolence Letter Writing Tips

When writing a job loss condolence letter, you don’t need to address how the person lost their job. The important thing is to offer your support during a difficult time, and let them know that you are available for any help they might need.

Depending on your position and relationship, you can offer assistance in a variety of ways. You may want to spell them out in your letter, or be brief and just let them contact you when they are ready. Keep your tone positive and upbeat. Regardless of the reasons for their job loss, it’s a difficult thing to go through.

Here are more tips for writing a condolence letter to someone who has lost their job.