With the current economy not showing signs of improving, more and more people are losing their jobs especially in the west. Companies here are also experiencing difficult times and those that are headquartered in the west are more affected than others. I have friends who have recently been laid off and are looking for jobs.
Here in Malaysia, there are still lots of jobs available. It is just a matter of individual job choice that vacancies are still available. There are still many jobs in marketing available as well as other jobs that may not pay as well as the former appointment but could still be enough to pay the bills and put food on the table. People just have to remember to live within their means. Probably easier said than done what with family commitments and such.